Na Wa District

Amphoe Na Wa ( Thai: อำเภอ นาหว้า ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the province of Nakhon Phanom. The Nakhon Phanom Province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the Isaan.


The land is flat and is located on the Khorat Plateau. The landscape is rich in tropical vegetation. Nearest large towns are Sakon Nakhon ( 43 km to the west) and Nakhon Phanom (about 55 km to the east). Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Amphoe Si Songkhram and the Phon Sawan Nakhon Phanom Province, and Amphoe Kusuman, Mueang Sakon Nakhon, Phanna Nikhom and Akat Amnuai in the province of Sakon Nakhon.

The nearest large town is Udon Thani (about 200 kilometers to the west ). The next river is the Mekong River (about 55 km to the east). The nearest lake is Nong Han near Sakon Nakhon. The capital Bangkok is located about 900 kilometers south-west.


The county was founded on July 16, 1971 initially as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was established by the three Tambon Na Wa, Na Ngua and Siao Ban Amphoe Si Songkhram were separated from. On March 22, 1979, he was elevated to the full Amphoe status.

The small town of Na Wa in 1963 originally as a sanitary district ( Sukhaphiban - สุขาภิบาล ) was founded. Like all sanitary districts, he was raised in May 1999 in the status of a small town ( thesaban tambon).


The motto of the circle is: Phra That, Temple of the Union, wonderful fabrics of silk, development of Thai craftsmanship ( Thai: พระ ธาตุ ประสิทธิ รวมใจ ผ้า มุก ไหม งาม ตา อาชีพ ปริศนา พัฒนา หัตถกรรม ไทย )

The name of the circle Na Wa means " field of the Wa - trees " ( Syzygium cumini ), which grew here in the past.


The place lives from agriculture, it is mainly cultivated rice. The area is touristy completely untapped. The standard of living is below average compared within Thailand. A farm worker ( or comparable position) earns about 100 baht per day, or about 60 euros per month (as of 2005).

The majority of workers on site is only occupied seasonally. Most able-bodied men work outside of Isaan, va in tourist areas or abroad; partially pull entire families temporarily away (this is why some buildings are empty).


By Na Wa the country roads, in 2346 and 2185, resulting to Sakon Nakhon Nakhon Phanom or. There is no connection to the railway network.


The Amphoe Na Wa is divided into six subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn have together 63 municipalities ( Muban ).

The small town ( thesaban tambon) Na Wa ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล นาหว้า ) consists of parts of the tambon Na Wa

Each of the six Tambon is a " Tambon Administrative Organization" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - Administrative organization ) managed.