Kho Wang District

Kho Wang (Thai: ค้อวัง, pronounced [kʰɔ́ː wāŋ]) is a district in the south of Yasothon Province in northeastern Thailand.

Kho Wang

ค้อวัง
District location in Yasothon Province
District location in Yasothon Province
Coordinates: 15°22′4″N 104°21′28″E / 15.36778°N 104.35778°E / 15.36778; 104.35778Coordinates: 15°22′4″N 104°21′28″E / 15.36778°N 104.35778°E / 15.36778; 104.35778
CountryThailand
ProvinceYasothon
Area
 • Total150 km2 (60 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total26,424
 • Density176.16/km2 (456.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code35160
Geocode3507

HistoryEdit

Kho Wang was once called Non Kho village, but a monk named Wang from Kanthararom District in Sisaket Province came to live and teach in the area. The monk so inspired faith in the people of the region that many moved to the village, and the villagers changed the name of the village to Kho Wang in honor of the monk.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Maha Chana Chai of Yasothon Province; Khueang Nai of Ubon Ratchathani Province; Yang Chum Noi and Rasi Salai of Sisaket Province.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), with 45 villages (mubans).

  1. Fa Huan (ฟ้าห่วน)
  2. Kut Nam Sai (กุดน้ำใส)
  3. Nam Om (น้ำอ้อม)
  4. Kho Wang (ค้อวัง)


SchoolsEdit

The secondary schools in Kho Wang are:

  • Kho Wang Witthayakhom School (โรงเรียนค้อวังวิทยาคม)
  • Bandongmaree School (โรงเรียนบ้านดงมะหรี่)