Bua Lai District

Amphoe Bua Lai ( Thai: อำเภอ บัว ลาย ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the north of the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Nakhon Ratchasima province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


Amphoe Bua Lai borders the following districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Waeng Noi and to the Phon Province Khon Kaen, and to the Amphoe Prathai, Sida and Bua Yai in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima.


Bua Lai was born on 1 July 1997, initially as a small district ( King Amphoe ) was established by its territory was separated from Amphoe Bua Yai.

On 15 May 2007, the Thai government had decided that all 81 King Amphoe to rise in the simple Amphoe status to unify the administration. With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007, this decision officially entered into force.


Amphoe Bua Lai is divided into four subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn have a total of 45 municipalities ( Muban ).

There is a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Nong Bua Lai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หนองบัว ลาย ), consisting of parts of the Tambon Bua Lai.

There are also four administrative organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).