Chum Phae District

Chum Phae District (Thai: ชุมแพ, pronounced [t͡ɕʰūm pʰɛ̄ː]) is a district () of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.

Chum Phae
Aerial view of Chum Phae by night
Aerial view of Chum Phae by night
District location in Khon Kaen Province
District location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 16°32′39″N 102°5′59″E / 16.54417°N 102.09972°E / 16.54417; 102.09972Coordinates: 16°32′39″N 102°5′59″E / 16.54417°N 102.09972°E / 16.54417; 102.09972
ProvinceKhon Kaen
SeatChum Phae
 • Total510.9 km2 (197.3 sq mi)
 • Total122,091
 • Density239.0/km2 (619/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code40130


The area has been occupied since prehistoric times. The ruins of the town Non Mueang date from the Dvaravati period.[citation needed]

The establishment of the district was announced in the Royal Gazette on 3 August 1943, originally including tambons Chum Phae, Si Suk, Non Han, and Khua Riang,[1] which were later divided into 10 tambons.

In 1965 the northeastern part of the district was split off to form Si Chomphu District. In 1981 the western portion of the district formed the district Phu Pha Man District.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Phu Kradueng of Loei Province; Si Chomphu, Wiang Kao, Phu Wiang and Nong Ruea of Khon Kaen Province; Ban Thaen, Phu Khiao, and Khon San of Chaiyaphum Province; and Phu Pha Man of Khon Kaen.


The district is divided into 12 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 142 villages (mubans). Chum Phae is a town (thesaban mueang) which covers parts of tambons Chum Phae, Nong Pai, and Chai So. There are two townships (thesaban tambon): Non Han covers parts of tambons Non Han and Non Sa-at, and Khok Sung Sam Phanat covers parts of tambons Non Udom and Khua Riang. There are a further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Chum Phae ชุมแพ 17 22,070
2. Non Han โนนหัน 10 6,599
3. Na Nong Thum นาหนองทุ่ม 12 8,840
4. Non Udom โนนอุดม 11 6,829
5. Khua Riang ขัวเรียง 12 8,651
6. Nong Phai หนองไผ่ 19 20,643
7. Chai So ไชยสอ 10 9,527
8. Wang Hin Lat วังหินลาด 11 8,388
9. Na Phiang นาเพียง 14 8,865
10. Nong Khiat หนองเขียด 10 6,480
11. Nong Sao Lao หนองเสาเล้า 10 6,534
12. Non Sa-at โนนสะอาด 9 8,665

Pop cultureEdit

Chum Phae served as the setting for the 1976 Thai action film Chum Phae by Philip Chalong.[2]


  1. ^ ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ตั้งอำเภอชุมแพและยุบอำเภอชนบท จังหวัดขอนแก่น (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 60 (41 ง): 2423. August 3, 1943.
  2. ^ "ชุมแพ" [Chum Phae]. Sanook (in Thai). 2007-07-24.

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