Chum Phae is a district ( Amphoe ) of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.
The area was occupied since prehistoric times. The ruins of the town Non Mueang date
from the Dvaravati times.The establishment of the district was announced in the royal
gazette issued on August 3rd 1943, originally comprising the Tambon Chum Phae, Si
Suk, Non Han and Khua Riang, which were later divided into ten tambon.In 1965 the
northeast of the district was split off to form Si Chomphu district, in 1981 the
west of the district formed the district Phu Pha Man.
Neighbouring districts are ( from the north clockwise ) Phu Kradueng of Loei Province,
Si Chomphu, Wiang Kao, Phu Wiang and Nong Ruea of Khon Kaen Province, Ban Thaen,
Phu Khiao and Khon San of Chaiyaphum Province, and Phu Pha Man of Khon Kaen again.
The district is subdivided into 12 sub districts ( Tambon ), which are further subdivided
into 142 villages
( Muban ). Chum Phae is a town ( Thesaban Mueang ) which covers part of the Tambon
Chum Phae, Nong Pai and Chai So. There are further two townships ( Thesaban Tambon
) - Non Han covers parts of the Tambon Non Han and Non Sa-at, and Khok Sung Sam Phanat
covers parts of the Tambon Non Udom and Khua Riang. There are further 12 Tambon administrative
1. Chum Phae, 2. Non Han. 3. Na Nong Thum. 4. Non Udom.
5. Khua Riang . 6. Nong Phai . 7. Chai So . 8. Wang Hin Lat .
9. Na Phiang. 10. Nong Khiat. 11. Nong Sao Lao. 12. Non Sa-at.