Pak Thong Chai District

Amphoe Pak Thong Chai ( Thai: อำเภอ ปักธงชัย ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the south of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Nakhon Ratchasima province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


Amphoe Pak Thong Chai borders the following districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Sung Noen to, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Chok Chai, Khon Buri and Wang Nam khiao. All Amphoe located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima.


The area had since the Khmer era, an important city, it was Mueang Phimai assumed. In the reign of King Ramathibodi I. of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya was called Mueang Pak. When King Narai the Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima founded as Northeastern frontier town of the kingdom, Mueang Pak was right in the outer boundary region, then Dan Chapo ( ด่าน จะ โปะ ) called. King Taksin changed the name to Pak Thong Chai and moved POWs from Laos here. He carried Phia Upparacha of the kingdom to Vientiane Phraya Wongsa Akkharat ( พระยา วง ษา อรรค ราช ), the Governor of Pak Thong Chai.

King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ) classified in 1908 as part of the Thesaphiban administration reform the city's status to Amphoe up.


Amphoe Pak Thong Chai is divided into 16 subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn together hold 215 municipalities ( Muban ).

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

  • Mueang Pak ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เมือง ปัก ), consisting of parts of the tambon Mueang Pak Thong Chai Nuea and,
  • Pak Thong Chai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ปักธงชัย ), consisting of other parts of the tambon Mueang Pak,
  • Takhop ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ตะขบ ), consisting of parts of the tambon Takhop, Lam Nang Kaeo and Bo Pla Thong,
  • Lam Nang Kaeo ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ลำ นาง แก้ว ), consisting of other parts of the tambon Lam Nang Kaeo,
  • Bo Pla Thong ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ่อ ปลาทอง ), consisting of other parts of the tambon Bo Pla Thong,
  • Ok Nok ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล นก ออก ), consisting of the entire Tambon Nok Ok,

There are also 12 administrative organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).

Note: The missing numbers refer to the tambon which now belong to Wang Nam khiao.