Sanom District

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Amphoe location in Surin Province
Amphoe location in Surin Province
Coordinates: 15°11′56″N 103°45′42″E / 15.19889°N 103.76167°E / 15.19889; 103.76167Coordinates: 15°11′56″N 103°45′42″E / 15.19889°N 103.76167°E / 15.19889; 103.76167
Country  Thailand
Province Surin
Seat Sanom
 • Total 203.0 km2 (78.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 45,268
 • Density 223.0/km2 (578/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (THA)
Postal code 32160
Geocode 3208

Sanom (Thai: สนม, pronounced [sā.nǒm]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Surin Province, northeastern Thailand.


The original name of the main town was Ban Nong Sanom (บ้านหนองสนม), which was a village under Mueang Surin. In 1893 it was reassigned to Mueang Rattanaburi, the present-day Rattanaburi distrinct.

The minor district (King Amphoe) Sanom was established on July 1, 1971, when the five tambon Sanom, Khaen, Na Nuan, Nong Rakhang and Phon Ko were split off from Rattanaburi district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on April 12, 1977.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Rattanaburi, Non Narai, Samrong Thap, Sikhoraphum, Chom Phra and Tha Tum.


The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 78 villages (muban). Sanom is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Sanom. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Sanom สนม 12 9,272
2. Phon Ko โพนโก 12 7,341
3. Nong Rakhang หนองระฆัง 8 4,489
4. Na Nuan นานวน 13 5,989
5. Khaen แคน 14 9,063
6. Hua Ngua หัวงัว 8 4,365
7. Nong I Yo หนองอียอ 11 4,749


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