Suwannaphum (Thai: สุวรรณภูมิ, pronounced [sù.wān.nā.pʰūːm]) is a district (amphoe) of Roi Et Province, in eastern Thailand. Named after the legendary country of Suwannaphum, which according to Thai tradition was on the Chao Phraya plain. It was the seat of a small Lao mandala kingdom until the Laotian Rebellion of 1826-1829 ended vestiges of Lao independence west of the Mekong.
District location in Roi Et Province
|• Total||1,107.042 km2 (427.431 sq mi)|
|• Density||105.6/km2 (274/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
In 1718, the first Lao muang in the Chi valley—and indeed anywhere in the interior of the Khorat Plateau—was founded as Suwannaphum (in latter-day Roi Et Province) by an official in the service of King Nokasad of the Kingdom of Champasak, leading some 3,000 subjects.
The district is in southern Roi Et Province. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise): Kaset Wisai, Mueang Suang, At Samat, Phanom Phrai, Nong Hi, and Moei Wadi of Roi Et Province, and Rattanaburi and Tha Tum of Surin Province.
The district is divided into 15 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 195 villages (mubans). Suwannaphum itself has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers part of tambon Sa Khu. Each of the tambons is administered by a tambon administrative organization.
|7.||Bo Phan Khan||บ่อพันขัน||9||4,540|
|11.||Huai Hin Lat||ห้วยหินลาด||12||5,473|
|14.||Thung Si Mueang||ทุ่งศรีเมือง||11||7,310|
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