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Nam Khun (Thai: น้ำขุ่น, pronounced [náːm kʰùn]) is a district (amphoe) in the southwestern part of Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand.

Nam Khun
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 14°35′0″N 104°55′30″E / 14.58333°N 104.92500°E / 14.58333; 104.92500Coordinates: 14°35′0″N 104°55′30″E / 14.58333°N 104.92500°E / 14.58333; 104.92500
Country  Thailand
Province Ubon Ratchathani
Seat Ta Kao
 • Total 377.5 km2 (145.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 30,587
 • Density 81.0/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 34260
Geocode 3433

The name of the district translates to muddy water.



The area of Nam Khun was originally part of Nam Yuen district. The government created the minor district (king amphoe) on July 15, 1996.[1]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[2] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official.[3]


The district is bound in the south by the Dangrek Range. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Kantharalak of Sisaket Province, Thung Si Udom, Det Udom and Nam Yuen of Ubon Ratchathani, and Preah Vihear of Cambodia.


The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 49 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas, and 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Ta Kao ตาเกา 12 8,936
2. Phaibun ไพบูลย์ 14 7,316
3. Khilek ขี้เหล็ก 13 7,840
4. Khok Sa-at โคกสะอาด 10 6,495


  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอน้ำยืน จังหวัดอุบลราชธานี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอน้ำขุ่น(PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 113 (พิเศษ 18 ง): 33. June 16, 1996. 
  2. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online. 
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐(PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007. 

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