Kusuman District

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Amphoe location in Sakon Nakhon Province
Amphoe location in Sakon Nakhon Province
Coordinates: 17°19′54″N 104°20′0″E / 17.33167°N 104.33333°E / 17.33167; 104.33333Coordinates: 17°19′54″N 104°20′0″E / 17.33167°N 104.33333°E / 17.33167; 104.33333
Country  Thailand
Province Sakon Nakhon
Seat Kusuman
 • Total 454.0 km2 (175.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 45,014
 • Density 99.1/km2 (257/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 47210
Geocode 4702

Kusuman (Thai: กุสุมาลย์) is a district (amphoe) of Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Phon Na Kaeo and Mueang Sakon Nakhon of Sakon Nakhon Province, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Mueang Nakhon Phanom, and Pla Pak of Nakhon Phanom Province.


The district dates back to Mueang Kusuman, which was established in 1844. In 1862 a second mueang named Phot Phaisan was established nearby. In 1914 Kusuman was reduced to a tambon of Sakon Nakhon District. In 1962 Kusuman was again named a minor district (king amphoe), as the large size of Mueang District made it difficult to administer.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 14 November 1967.[2]


The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 63 villages (muban). Kusuman is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Kusuman. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kusuman กุสุมาลย์ 12 10,330
2. Na Pho นาโพธิ์ 11 7,773
3. Na Phiang นาเพียง 11 7,423
4. Pho Phaisan โพธิไพศาล 15 9,460
5. Um Chan อุ่มจาน 14 10,028


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