Bamnet Narong District

Amphoe Bamnet Narong ( Thai: อำเภอ บำเหน็จณรงค์ ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the south of the province of Chaiyaphum. The Chaiyaphum Province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


The neighboring districts are starting clockwise from the west: the Amphoe Thep Sathit, Sap Yai and Chatturat in the province of Chaiyaphum Amphoe Dan Khun Thot and the Thepharak and the province of Nakhon Ratchasima.


In the early Rattanakosin period, the area now Bamnet Narong was still a strategic border fortification. In 1827, during the reign of King Nang Klao (Rama III. ), Revolted Anuwong Prince of the Kingdom of Vientiane against the Siamese kingdom. In the struggle against his forces in Nakhon Ratchasima, soldiers from Bamnet Narong proven by their bravery. King Nang Klao promoted the leader then to Phra Chai Ritthi Rue ( พระ ฤ ทธิ ฤา ชัย ) and Bamnet Narong to Bamnet Narong Mueang, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima assumed.

In 1897 Bamnet Narong was downgraded to a Amphoe of Chaiyaphum Province, in 1903 again to " Tambon Ban Chuan " of Amphoe Chatturat. In 1905, " Tambon Ban Chuan " to a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was promoted by the name of Ban Chuan, 1939, he was again renamed to its original name back. On June 24, 1956 Bamnet Narong was promoted to a Amphoe.


Amphoe Bamnet Narong is divided into seven communities ( tambon), which in turn consist of 88 villages ( Muban ).

There are also two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Bamnet Narong ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บำเหน็จณรงค์ ) consists of parts of tambon Ban Chuan,
  • Ban Phet ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ้าน เพชร ) consists of parts of tambon Ban Phet.

In addition, there are seven " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations).