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Phu Wiang (Thai: ภูเวียง, pronounced [pʰūː wīa̯ŋ]) is a district (Amphoe) in the northwestern part of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.

Phu Wiang
ภูเวียง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 16°39′16″N 102°22′37″E / 16.65444°N 102.37694°E / 16.65444; 102.37694Coordinates: 16°39′16″N 102°22′37″E / 16.65444°N 102.37694°E / 16.65444; 102.37694
Country  Thailand
Province Khon Kaen
Seat Phu Wiang
Area
 • Total 621.6 km2 (240.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 71,597
 • Density 115.1/km2 (298/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 40150
Geocode 4016

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GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Ubolratana, Nong Ruea, Chum Phae, Wiang Kao, Nong Na Kham of Khon Kaen Province and Non Sang of Nongbua Lamphu Province.

A prehistoric Iron Age archaeological site, None Nok Tha (โนนนกทา) is located in the district, as is the Phu Wiang National Park[1].

AdministrationEdit

The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 114 villages (muban). Phu Wiang is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of tambon Phu Wiang. There is further 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[1]
01. Ban Ruea บ้านเรือ 9 3,736
04. Wa Thong หว้าทอง 8 5,234
05. Kut Khon Kaen กุดขอนแก่น 15 9,178
06. Na Chum Saeng นาชุมแสง 12 6,568
07. Na Wa นาหว้า 11 8,145
10. Nong Kung Thanasan หนองกุงธนสาร 16 9,297
12. Nong Kung Soen หนองกุงเซิน 09 6,073
13. Song Pueai สงเปือย 11 6,467
14. Thung Chomphu ทุ่งชมพู 08 4,495
16. Din Dam ดินดำ 07 4,691
17. Phu Wiang ภูเวียง 08 7,713

Missing numbers are tambon which now form the districts Wiang Kao and Nong Na Kham.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. 

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