District location in Khon Kaen Province
|• Total||404.29 km2 (156.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||120.6/km2 (312/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Mueang Chonbot (ชลบถ) was established at the beginning of the Rattanakosin era of around 1783. Its center was at Ban Nong Kong Kaeo. In 1914, it was converted to a district. In 1943 it was downgraded to be part of Ban Phai District. In 1966, the district was re-established, consisting of tambons Chonnabot, Kut Phia Khom, Ban Thaen, and Wang Saeng.
As of 2019[update], Thai sugar giant, the Mitr Phol Group, plans to construct a sugarcane mill and biomass power plant in the district. The initiative will occupy 4,000 rai (640 hectares) of three of the province's neighbouring districts: Chonnabot, Ban Phai, and Non Sila. The operation will form part of the Ban Phai Bio-Hub Industrial Estate and is linked to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project. Mitr Phol's plans have been met with some opposition from local residents. Mitr Phol has pledged that the factory will have no adverse environmental effects.
The district is divided into eight subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 80 villages (mubans). Chonnabot is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambons Chonnabot and Si Bun Rueang. There are a further eight tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|2.||Kut Phia Khom||กุดเพียขอม||7||3815|
|6.||Si Bun Rueang||ศรีบุญเรือง||12||6792|
- ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ตั้งอำเภอชุมแพและยุบอำเภอชนบท จังหวัดขอนแก่น (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 60 (41 ง): 2423. August 3, 1943.
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอชนบท พ.ศ. ๒๕๐๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 83 (10 ก): 113–115. February 1, 1966.
- Vaikuntapathi, Priya (25 September 2019). "Sweetness & Power (14) – Picking a fight with Big Sugar". The Isaan Record. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
- "Mitr Phol pledges no environmental effects from new Khon Kaen factory". The Nation. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.