Khong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Amphoe Khong ( Thai: อำเภอ คง ) 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 Isaan.
Amphoe Khong borders the following districts (from north clockwise): the Amphoe Ban Lueam, Bua Yai, Non Daeng, Phimai, Non Sung, Kham Sakaesaeng and Phra Thong Kham in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, as well as Amphoe Noen Sa -nga the province of Chaiyaphum.
The name of the district comes from a legend according to which a hunter names Khong invited settlers to settle in this fertile land. The first settlement was therefore called Mueang Khong. Later, the government removed the Mueang from the name, so as not to confuse it with the Amphoe Mueang, the district of the provincial capital.
In 1938, Khong, a small district ( King Amphoe ) Amphoe Bua Yai of, and in 1947 he was officially promoted to a Amphoe.
Amphoe Khong is divided into ten sub-districts ( tambon), which in turn together hold 156 municipalities ( Muban ).
There are two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:
- Mueang Khong ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เมือง คง ), consisting of parts of the tambon Mueang Khong,
- Thephalai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เทพา ลัย ), consisting of parts of the tambon Thephalai.
There are also ten administrative organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).