Waeng Yai District

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Waeng Yai
แวงใหญ่
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 15°57′34″N 102°32′52″E / 15.95944°N 102.54778°E / 15.95944; 102.54778Coordinates: 15°57′34″N 102°32′52″E / 15.95944°N 102.54778°E / 15.95944; 102.54778
Country  Thailand
Province Khon Kaen
Seat Waeng Yai
Area
 • Total 189.069 km2 (73.000 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 29,424
 • Density 155.6/km2 (403/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 40330
Geocode 4013

Waeng Yai (Thai: แวงใหญ่, pronounced [wɛ̄ːŋ jàj]) is a district (Amphoe) of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khok Pho Chai, Chonnabot, Phon and Waeng Noi of Khon Kaen Province, and Khon Sawan of Chaiyaphum Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) Waeng Yai was established on January 3, 1977, when the three tambon Khon Chim, Non Thong and Mai Na Phiang were split off from Phon district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on May 26, 1980.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 50 villages (muban). Waeng Yai is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers the whole tambon Wang Yai. There are further 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Khon Chim คอนฉิม 9 4,673
2. Mai Na Phiang ใหม่นาเพียง 14 7,912
3. Non Thong โนนทอง 11 5,588
4. Waeng Yai แวงใหญ่ 7 5,259
5. Non Sa-at โนนสะอาด 9 5,992

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอพล จังหวัดขอนแก่น ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอแวงใหญ่ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 94 (6 ง): 191. January 18, 1977. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอแวงใหญ่ อำเภอหนองบุนนาก อำเภอโพนทราย อำเภอท่าหลวง และอำเภอศรีรัตนะ พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 106 (83 ก special): 249–251. May 25, 1989. 

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