Nong Ruea District

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Nong Ruea

District location in Khon Kaen Province
District location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 16°29′36″N 102°26′0″E / 16.49333°N 102.43333°E / 16.49333; 102.43333Coordinates: 16°29′36″N 102°26′0″E / 16.49333°N 102.43333°E / 16.49333; 102.43333
ProvinceKhon Kaen
 • Total673.8 km2 (260.2 sq mi)
 • Total91,956
 • Density136.5/km2 (354/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code40210

Nong Ruea (Thai: หนองเรือ, pronounced [nɔ̌ːŋ rɯ̄a̯]) is a district (amphoe) of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.


The minor district (king amphoe) Nong Ruea was established in 1959 by splitting it from Mueang Khon Kaen District. On 31 January 1963 it was upgraded to a full district.


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise): Chum Phae, Phu Wiang, Ubolratana, Ban Fang, and Mancha Khiri of Khon Kaen Province, and Ban Thaen of Chaiyaphum Province.


The district is divided into 10 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 149 villages (mubans). There are three townships (thesaban tambons): Nong Ruea covers parts of tambons Nong Ruea and Nong Kae, parts of tambons Kut Kwang, Non Sa-at, and Dom Mong, and parts of Bang Kong and Chorakhe. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Nong Ruea หนองเรือ 13 10,996
2. Ban Meng บ้านเม็ง 18 11,908
3. Ban Kong บ้านกง 10 6,730
4. Yang Kham ยางคำ 14 9,343
5. Chorakhe จระเข้ 13 7,878
6. Non Thong โนนทอง 21 11,850
7. Kut Kwang กุดกว้าง 21 9,619
8. Non Than โนนทัน 14 8,867
9. Non Sa-at โนนสะอาด 15 8,974
10. Ban Phue บ้านผือ 10 5,791


Two major factories can be found in the Nong Reua District: the Mitr Phu Viang sugar refinery, and the Khon Kaen Fishing Net Co. Ltd. factory.[1]


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