Mueang Chaiyaphum District

Amphoe Mueang Chaiyaphum ( Thai อำเภอ เมือง ชัยภูมิ ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the southern province of Chaiyaphum. The Chaiyaphum province is located in the west of the northeast region of Thailand, the Isaan. The capital of the province of Chaiyaphum Chaiyaphum is also called.


The district of Mueang Chaiyaphum is located on the edge of the Khorat Plateau, about 340 kilometers northeast of the capital Bangkok.

Neighboring districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Kaset the Sombun, Kaeng Khro and Khon Sawan Province Chaiyaphum, Amphoe Kaeng Sanam Nang, Amphoe Ban Lueam the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, and Amphoe Noen Sa -nga, Ban Nong Bua Daeng Khwao and turn in Chaiyaphum.


The county had been since the earliest days of Sukhothai's a way station for the Khmer and Laotian troops. Maybe that's why a hospital was located here in the 12th century. Later, she was subject to the local Principality of Nakhon Ratchasima. The commander Phraya Phakdi Chumphon broke away from this domination and surrendered the city (then called Ban Luang ) in 1824 the king Nang Klao (Rama III. ). In gratitude, he became the first head of the renamed Chaiyaphum city. As short time later, the Laotians made ​​an attack on Bangkok, turned them in addition to other well Phraya Phakdi Chumphon contrary. The Laotians were repulsed, however, a residual could take the weakly defended Chaiyaphum. In the subsequent battles Phraya Chumphon was killed.


In Amphoe Mueang Chaiyaphum is the Rajabhat University Chaiyaphum.


Amphoe Mueang Chaiyaphum is divided into 19 communes ( tambon), which further into 216 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

There is a city ( Mueang thesaban ) in the district:

  • Chaiyaphum ( Thai: เทศบาล เมือง ชัยภูมิ ), it covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang.

In addition, there are four small towns ( Tambon thesaban ):

  • Ban Khai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ้านค่าย ), consisting of parts of the tambon Ban Khai,
  • Lad Yai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ลาด ใหญ่ ), consisting of parts of the tambon Kut Tum and Lat Yai,
  • Chi Long ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ชี ลอง ), consisting of the entire Tambon Chi Long
  • Khok Sung ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล โคก สูง ), consisting of Tambon Khok Sung throughout.

There are also 16 Tambon Administration Organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ) in the district.