Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District

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Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima
อำเภอเมืองนครราชสีมา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 14°58′16″N 102°5′59″E / 14.97111°N 102.09972°E / 14.97111; 102.09972Coordinates: 14°58′16″N 102°5′59″E / 14.97111°N 102.09972°E / 14.97111; 102.09972
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Ratchasima
- Established1895
- Tambon25
- Muban243
- Local Admin.10 municipalities, 17 SAO.
Government
 • District Chief OfficerSamarn Wongvanayuth
Area
 • Total755.6 km2 (291.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total454,647
 • Density601/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code30000, 30280, 30310
Geocode3001

Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima (Thai: เมืองนครราชสีมา, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.sǐː.māː]) is one of 32 districts of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.

Overview[edit]

Main Gate, Korat

Nakhon Ratchasima was built in the reign of King Narai the Great of Ayutthaya kingdom. The king merged two cities, Mueang Sema and Mueang Khorakha Pura (Khorat), and moved to the present area. He named the new city "Nakhon Ratchasima".

"Khorat", as it is commonly known, is on the Khorat plateau, the lower part of northeastern plateau of Thailand. The city itself serves as the gateway to the northeastern region. From Bangkok, it is 259 km by road. It has an area of 755.60 km² or about 468,704 rai (185,311 acres) with a population of 433,838 inhabitants (2008).

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Non Thai, Non Sung, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chok Chai, Pak Thong Chai, Sung Noen, and Kham Thale So.

The main river through the district is the Lam Takhong.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 25 sub-districts (tambon) with 27 local administrations.[1]

The district contains 10 municipalities and one city municipality (thesaban nakhon). The City of Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat City, covers the area of Nai Mueang Sub-district (tambon) and parts of Ban Ko Sub-district. Nine township municipalities (thesaban tambon): Pho Klang covers Pho Klang Sub-district; Hua Thale covers Hua Tale Sub-district; Nong Phai Lom covers Nong Phai Lom Sub-district; Cho Ho covers parts of Cho Ho Sub-district and parts of Ban Ko Sub-district; Khok Sung covers Khok Sung Sub-district; Pru Yai covers Pru Yai Sub-district; Khok Kruat and Mueang Mai Khok Kruat cover Khok Kruat Sub-district; Nong Khai Nam covers Nong Khai Nam Sub-district.

Municipality Sub-districts Population
(2010)
Area
(km2)
Distance To
District Office (km)
Pop. density
(per km2)
Household
(unit)
1. City of Nakhon Ratchasima Nai Mueang, Ban Ko 141,714 37.50 1.3 3,779 61,184
2. Pho Klang Pho Klang 25,632 55.23 8.5 464 10,121
3. Hua Thale Hua Thale 24,587 15.59 8 1,577 10,404
4. Nong Phai Lom Nong Phai Lom 19,744 17.89 3 1,104 10,285
5. Cho Ho Cho Ho, Ban Ko 15,239 9.50 8 1,604 7,428
6. Mueang Mai Khok Kruat Khok Kruat 12,576 64.17 13 193 4,671
7. Khok Sung Khok Sung 9,758 30.56 15 302 3,098
8. Pru Yai Pru Yai 9,365 16.63 11 601 3,939
9. Khok Kruat Khok Kruat 7,160 3.00 18 2,387 2,951
10. Nong Khai Nam Nong Khai Nam 5,835 43.44 19 134 1,434

And 17 Subdistrict Administrative Organization (SAO) - Ban Ko, Ban Mai, Ban Pho, Chai Mongkhon, Cho Ho, Maroeng, Muen Wai, Nong Bua Sala, Nong Chabok, Nong Krathum, Nong Rawiang, Phanao, Phon Krang, Phutsa, Si Num, Suranaree and Talat responsible for the non-municipal areas.[2]

Subdistrict Administrative Organization (SAO) Population
(2010 census)
Area
(km²)
Distance To
District Office(km.)
Pop.density
(inh. per km²)
House Hold
(unit)
1. Ban Mai 17,544 19.55 8 897 5,934
2. Nong Bua Sala 17,155 36.61 10 468 9,177
3. Suranaree 16,070 49.90 15 322 7,299
4. Cho Ho 12,447 26.97 12.5 462 4,403
5. Nong Chabok 11,637 23.56 7 494 4,643
6. Nong Rawiang 10,828 54.77 16 199 3,287
7. Ban Ko 10,715 11.30 6 948 4,932
8. Muen Wai 10,077 9.76 5 1,032 4,489
9. Phutsa 9,512 39.46 11 241 2,655
10. Ban Pho 8,931 44.36 18 201 3,096
11. Maroeng 7,063 10.25 10.5 689 2,239
12. Nong Krathum 6,957 18.50 8 376 2,978
13. Chai Mongkhon 6,738 60.18 18 112 2,645
14. Si Mum 6,301 15.0 15 420 1,812
15. Tatat 6,187 22.20 15 279 2,448
16. Phanao 4,872 18.16 9 268.28 1,407
17. Phon Krang 4,796 18.65 17 257 1,103

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