Phatthana Nikhom District

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Phatthana Nikhom
Pa Sak Cholasit Dam
Amphoe location in Lopburi Province
Amphoe location in Lopburi Province
Coordinates: 14°51′21″N 100°59′24″E / 14.85583°N 100.99000°E / 14.85583; 100.99000Coordinates: 14°51′21″N 100°59′24″E / 14.85583°N 100.99000°E / 14.85583; 100.99000
Country Thailand
Province Lopburi
Seat Phatthana Nikhom
 • Total 517.0 km2 (199.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 61,306
 • Density 118.6/km2 (307/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 15140
Geocode 1602

Phatthana Nikhom (Thai: พัฒนานิคม, pronounced [pʰát.tʰā.nāː ní(ʔ).kʰōm]) is a district (amphoe) of Lopburi Province in central Thailand.


Sunflower fields, Phatthana Nikhom

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Chai Badan and Tha Luang of Lopburi Province, Muak Lek, Wang Muang, Kaeng Khoi, Chaloem Phra Kiat and Phra Phutthabat of Saraburi Province, and Mueang Lopburi and Khok Samrong of Lopburi.

The Pa Sak Cholasit Dam that stops the Pa Sak River is in this district. Phatthana Nikhom is a favorite tourist stop due to its winter sunflower fields.


The district was created during the premiership of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram.

The minor district (king amphoe) was created on 23 February 1962, when the five tambon Di Lang, Manao Wan, Khok Salung, Chong Sarika, and Nong Bua were split off from Mueang Lopburi District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 16 July 1963.[2]


The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 88 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Phatthana Nikhom covering parts of tambon Phatthana Nikhom and Kaeng Suea Ten covering parts of tambon Nong Bua. There are a further nine tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Phatthana Nikhom พัฒนานิคม 14 12,293
2. Chong Sarika ช่องสาริกา 13 6,770
3. Manao Wan มะนาวหวาน 7 4,235
4. Di Lang ดีลัง 7 7,220
5. Khok Salung โคกสลุง 11 11,150
6. Chon Noi ชอนน้อย 6 2,529
7. Nong Bua หนองบัว 11 6,014
8. Huai Khun Ram ห้วยขุนราม 11 6,818
9. Nam Sut น้ำสุด 8 4,277


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