Amphoe Kho Wang

Infobox Amphoe
name=Kho Wang
thai=ค้อวัง
province=Yasothon
coordinates=coord|15|22|4|N|104|21|28|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=150
population=26,424
population_as_of=2005
density=176.16
postal_code=35160
geocode=3507

Kho Wang ( _th. ค้อวัง) is a district of Yasothon Province in northeastern Thailand.

History

Kho Wang was once called Non Kho village, but a monk named Wang from Amphoe Kanthararom in Sisaket Province came to live and teach in the area. The monk so inspired faith in the people of the region that many moved to the village, and the villagers changed the name of the village to Kho Wang in honor of the monk.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Maha Chana Chai of Yasothon Province, Khueang Nai of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Yang Chum Noi, Rasi Salai of Sisaket Province.

Economy

Primary occupations

*Farming
*Animal husbandry

econdary occupations

*Silk weaving

Important products

*Jasmine rice
*Red onions
*Chilis
*Pumpkins
*Peanuts
*Garlic

Administration

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts ("tambon"), which make up 45 villages ("muban").

District office

The Kho Wang District Office is located at:

Phon Wai Yang Chum Noi Road
Moo 7
T. Kho Wang
A. Kho Wang
Yasothon 35160

chools

The secondary school in Kho Wang is:
*Kho Wang Witthayakhom School (โรงเรียนค้อวังวิทยาคม)


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