Mueang Chaiyaphum District

Mueang Chaiyaphum (Thai: เมืองชัยภูมิ, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ t͡ɕʰāj.jā.pʰūːm]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand. Chaiyaphum Municipality is the seat of provincial government and its largest city.

Mueang Chaiyaphum
เมืองชัยภูมิ
Mo Hin Khao, Phu Laen Kha National Park, a part of Mueang Chaiyaphum
Mo Hin Khao, Phu Laen Kha National Park, a part of Mueang Chaiyaphum
District location in Chaiyaphum Province
District location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 15°48′25″N 102°1′54″E / 15.80694°N 102.03167°E / 15.80694; 102.03167Coordinates: 15°48′25″N 102°1′54″E / 15.80694°N 102.03167°E / 15.80694; 102.03167
CountryThailand
ProvinceChaiyaphum
Area
 • Total1,169.9 km2 (451.7 sq mi)
Population
 • Total183,259
 • Density158.1/km2 (409/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code36000
Geocode3601

HistoryEdit

The history of the city of Chaiyaphum dates back to the Dvaravati era. In the early years of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, Chaiyaphum was still controlled by the Lao Lan Xang Kingdom. After the Ayutthaya Kingdom conquered Vientiane, Laotians traveling through the area settled to form the town.

Around the year 1817, a Mr. Lae led a group of Laotian people from Vientiane across the Mekong River to find fertile ground. They finally settled in the area of Ban Luang. King Anouvong of Lan Xang consulted with King Rama III to promote Lae to be Khun Phakdi Chumphon. Later he was promoted to be the governor of Chaiyaphum as Phraya Phakdi Chumphon. When King Anouvong declared war on Siam in an attempt to regain independence, Phraya Phakdi Chumphon changed allegiance and supported the Siamese troops. He was killed by King Anouvong. When King Chulalongkorn reformed the government administration, Chaiyaphum was included in Monthon Nakhon Ratchasima.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Kaset Sombun, Kaeng Khro, and Khon Sawan of Chaiyaphum Province, Kaeng Sanam Nang and Ban Lueam of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Noen Sa-nga, Ban Khwao and Nong Bua Daeng.

Phu Laen Kha[1] and Tat Ton National Parks are in Mueang Chaiyaphum District.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 19 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 216 villages (mubans). Chaiyaphum itself has town (thesaban mueang) status, and administers tambon Nai Mueang. Ban Khai has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers parts of tambon Ban Khai.

1. Nai Mueang ในเมือง
2. Rop Mueang รอบเมือง
3. Phon Thong โพนทอง
4. Na Fai นาฝาย
5. Ban Khai บ้านค่าย
6. Kut Tum กุดตุ้ม
7. Chi Long ชีลอง
8. Ban Lao บ้านเล่า
9. Na Siao นาเสียว
10. Nong Na Saeng หนองนาแซง
11. Lat Yai ลาดใหญ่
12. Nong Phai หนองไผ่
13. Tha Hin Ngom ท่าหินโงม
14. Huai Ton ห้วยต้อน
15. Huai Bong ห้วยบง
16. Non Samran โนนสำราญ
17. Khok Sung โคกสูง
18. Bung Khla บุ่งคล้า
19. Sap Si Thong ซับสีทอง

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PHU LAEN KHA NATIONAL PARK". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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