Amphoe Ban Phai

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Ban Phai
thai=บ้านไผ่
province=Khon Kaen
coordinates=coord|16|3|36|N|102|43|51|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=477.7
population=101,031
population_as_of=2007
density=211.5
postal_code=40110
geocode=4010

Ban Phai ( _th. บ้านไผ่) is a district ("Amphoe") of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Pueai Noi, Nong Song Hong, Non Sila, Chonnabot, Mancha Khiri and Ban Haet of Khon Kaen Province, Kosum Phisai and Kut Rang of Maha Sarakham Province.

History

Originally named Ban Keng (บ้านเกิ้ง), the area was at first a subdistrict ("tambon") of Chonnabot district. In 1928 the minor district ("King Amphoe") Ban Phai was established consisting of three subdistricts split off from Chonnabot, [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=45|issue=0 ง|pages=245–246|title=แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ตั้งกิ่งอำเภอบ้านไผ่|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2471/D/245.PDF|date=1928-04-22|language=Thai] which was upgraded to a full district on February 1 1940 [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=56|issue=0 ง|pages=3321|title=ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ยกฐานะกิ่งอำเภอบ้านไผ่ ขึ้นอำเภอชนบท จังหวัดขอนแก่น ขึ้นเป็นอำเภอ ขนานนามว่า อำเภอบ้านไผ่|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2482/D/3321.PDF|date=1940-02-05|language=Thai] . 1946 Chonnabot was downgraded to be a part of Ban Phai district, until it was reestablished in 1966.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 113 villages ("muban"). Ban Phai is a town ("thesaban mueang") which covers parts of "tambon" Ban Phai, Khaen Nuea and Nai Mueang. There are further 10 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).Missing numbers are "tambon" which now form the districts Ban Haet and Non Sila.

References

External links

* [http://amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=55&pv=5 amphoe.com] (Thai)


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