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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. The name of the district translates to 'muddy water'.

Nam Khun

น้ำขุ่น
District location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
District 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
CountryThailand
ProvinceUbon Ratchathani
SeatTa Kao
Area
 • Total377.5 km2 (145.8 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total30,587
 • Density81.0/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code34260
Geocode3433

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HistoryEdit

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

On 15 May 2007, all of 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[2] On 24 August the upgrade became official.[3]

GeographyEdit

The district is bounded 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.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 49 villages (mubans). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas, and four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
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

ReferencesEdit

  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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