Sung Noen District

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Sung Noen (Thai: สูงเนิน, pronounced [sǔːŋ nɤ̄ːn]) is a district (amphoe) in western part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.

Sung Noen

District location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
District location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 14°54′0″N 101°49′18″E / 14.90000°N 101.82167°E / 14.90000; 101.82167Coordinates: 14°54′0″N 101°49′18″E / 14.90000°N 101.82167°E / 14.90000; 101.82167
ProvinceNakhon Ratchasima
SeatSung Noen
 • Total782.9 km2 (302.3 sq mi)
 • Total82,383
 • Density97.1/km2 (251/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code30170, 30380


The literal translation of Sung Noen is 'high hills', as the area has two high (sung) hills (noen) beside a pond, and has never been flooded. Sung Noen was the location of two ancient cities, Mueang Sema and Khorakha (Khorat) Pura.[Note 1][1] When the Northeastern railway was finished in 1901, the community consisting of Ban Sung Noen grew due to the passing of the railway. Thus the government raised Sung Noen to district status.


Neighbouring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dan Khun Thot, Kham Thale So, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Thong Chai, Wang Nam Khiao and Sikhio.


Central administrationEdit

Sung Noen is divided into 11 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 127 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Sung Noen สูงเนิน 15 19,662
02. Sema เสมา 16 09,212
03. Khorat โคราช 08 02,615
04. Bung Khilek บุ่งขี้เหล็ก 13 04,434
05. Non Kha โนนค่า 08 04,971
06. Khong Yang โค้งยาง 08 02,633
07. Makluea Kao มะเกลือเก่า 20 12,685
08. Makluea Mai มะเกลือใหม่ 12 08,000
09. Na Klang นากลาง 09 06,494
10. Nong Takai หนองตะไก้ 12 06,961
11. Kut Chik กุดจิก 06 04,716

Local administrationEdit

There are two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Kut Chik (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลกุดจิก) consisting of parts of subdistricts Na Klang, Kut Chik.
  • Sung Noen (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสูงเนิน) consisting of parts of subdistrict Sung Noen.

There are 11 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Sung Noen (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสูงเนิน) consisting of parts of subdistrict Sung Noen.
  • Sema (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเสมา) consisting of subdistrict Sema.
  • Khorat (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโคราช) consisting of subdistrict Khorat.
  • Bung Khilek (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบุ่งขี้เหล็ก) consisting of subdistrict Bung Khilek.
  • Non Kha (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโนนค่า) consisting of subdistrict Non Kha.
  • Khong Yang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโค้งยาง) consisting of subdistrict Khong Yang.
  • Makluea Kao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมะเกลือเก่า) consisting of subdistrict Makluea Kao.
  • Makluea Mai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมะเกลือใหม่) consisting of subdistrict Makluea Mai.
  • Na Klang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลนากลาง) consisting of parts of Na Klang.
  • Nong Takai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองตะไก้) consisting of subdistrict Nong Takai.
  • Kut Chik (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลกุดจิก) consisting of parts of subdistrict Kut Chik.


  1. ^ Pali púra became Sanskrit puri, hence Thai บุรี, บูรี (buri) all connoting the same as Thai mueang: city with defensive wall

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Thailand". More about Nakhon Ratchasima. AsiaExplorers. August 5, 2013. Archived from the original (Text available under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 (Unported)) on 2013-08-05. Retrieved August 5, 2013. Nakhon Ratchasima was originally two separate cities namely Khorakhapura (also called Nakhon Raj) and Sema.... The present city of Nakhon Ratchasima, whose name is a portmanteau of Nakhon Raj and Sema, was established by King Narai (1656-88) as the eastern frontier of his kingdom centred on Ayutthaya.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-02-18.

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