Bang Phli District

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Bang Phli
บางพลี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Coordinates: 13°36′21″N 100°42′22″E / 13.60583°N 100.70611°E / 13.60583; 100.70611Coordinates: 13°36′21″N 100°42′22″E / 13.60583°N 100.70611°E / 13.60583; 100.70611
Country  Thailand
Province Samut Prakan
Seat Bang Phli Yai
Tambon 6
Muban 83
Area
 • Total 260.0 km2 (100.4 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 212,516
 • Density 817.4/km2 (2,117/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10540
Geocode 1103

Bang Phli (Thai: บางพลี; IPA: [bāːŋ pʰlīː]) is a district (amphoe) of Samut Prakan Province in Thailand. It is home to Suvarnabhumi Airport (also called (New) Bangkok International Airport), which opened on 28 September 2006 as Thailand's primary airport. The district was part of the once-proposed Nakhon Suvarnabhumi Province.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are Bang Na, Prawet and Lat Krabang (all in Bangkok) in the north, Bang Sao Thong and Bang Bo to the east, and Mueang Samut Prakan to the south and west.

Bang Phli District is home to a number of manufacturing companies including Plan Toys; Lingerie company, Triumph International;[1] auto parts maker, Yarnphan;[2] Surf Technicians Inc.;[3] windsurfing equipment design company, Natural Corporation;[4] chemical manufacturer, Hanwha Chemical alkali soluble resin (ASR) and emulsion plant;[5] furniture manufacturer, Rockworth;[6] and a Nivea cosmetics production plant.[7] It is located on the outskirts of Bangkok on the Bangna-Trad road near Lake Taco.[8] The area is also home to Thai fitness and Muay Thai camps. The first IKEA store in Thailand opened at 'Mega Bangna' on the Bang Na-Bang Pakong Highway in Bang Kaeo in late 2011.

Festivals[edit]

Bang Phli is famous for the annual Lotus Flower (Rap Bua) festival, which takes place on the last day of vassa on the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the eleventh lunar month, usually the full moon in October. A boat carrying a replica of the Luang Poh To Buddha statue from the temple Wat Bang Pli is moved along the main canal of the district. The people at the banks of the canal throw lotus flowers onto the boat, as donating lotus flowers to Buddha is merit-making.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 83 villages (muban). Bang Phli itself is also a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bang Phli Yai, Bang Pla and Bang Chao Long. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[9]
1. Bang Phli Yai บางพลีใหญ่ 23 72,797
2. Bang Kaeo บางแก้ว 16 43,056
3. Bang Pla บางปลา 15 31,816
4. Bang Chalong บางโฉลง 11 36,891
8. Racha Thewa ราชาเทวะ 15 25,489
9. Nong Prue หนองปรือ 03 02,467

The missing geocodes in the table are now the Amphoe Bang Sao Thong.

Education[edit]

The American School of Bangkok Bangna Campus is in the district.[10] The Thai-Chinese International School is located in Bang Phli Yai.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triumph defends Thailand severance deals. Just-style.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Article: Yarnphan invests two billion baht in expansion. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy. AccessMyLibrary (2004-04-23). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Information and results for 'S KOREA'S HANWHA CHEMICAL TO INVEST US$18 MLN IN THAILAND.' | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy. AccessMyLibrary. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  6. ^ Despite realty slump, strong baht, Rockworth eyes growth. Nationmultimedia.com (2007-03-23). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ Soup to Nuts - Features. World Hum. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  9. ^ "Population statistics 2012". Department of Provincial Administration. 
  10. ^ "Contact Us." The American School of Bangkok. Retrieved on February 28, 2013. "BANGNA CAMPUS (Pre-K to Grade 12) Address: 900 Moo 3 Bangna-Trad Road Km. 15 Bangplee, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand"
  11. ^ Home. Thai-Chinese International School. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. " TCIS 101/177 Moo 7 Soi Mooban Bangpleenives, Prasertsin Road, Bangplee Yai, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand"

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