Mueang Samut Prakan District
|Mueang Samut Prakan
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
|• Total||190.5 km2 (73.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,722/km2 (7,050/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Mueang Samut Prakan (Thai: เมืองสมุทรปราการ; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ sāmùt prāːkāːn]) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Samut Prakan Province, central Thailand. The district has the highest population of all districts of Thailand.
There are now 3 major tourist attractions of the province are located in the capital district.
In Tambon Bang Pu Mai is Mueang Boran or Ancient City, a park that features downscaled replicas of all major historical buildings of Thailand. It was used as a set for some scenes in the film Two Brothers.
There is also the Erawan Museum which is a large sculpture of the 3 headed elephant. Inside is a museum that features 4 pillars depicting the major religions of the world, various theistic themes and sculptures made using pottery.
The other popular tourist draw is the Crocodile Farm in Tambon Tai Ban.
The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon). The city (thesaban nakhon) Samut Prakan covers the whole tambon Pak Nam. There are 5 subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Dan Sam Rong covers parts of tambon Samrong Nuea, Samrong Nuea covers further parts of tambon Samron Nuea and parts of Bang Mueang Mai and Thepharak. Bang Mueang covers parts of tambon Bang Mueang, Bang Mueang Mai and Thepharak. Bang Pu covers the whole tambon Bang Pu, Bang Pu Mai, Thai Ban and Thai Ban Mai; Phraek Sa covers parts of tambon Phraek Sa and Phraek Sa Mai. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAOs) responsible for the non-municipal areas.
|8.||Bang Pu Mai||บางปูใหม่||10||36,842|
|14.||Bang Mueang Mai||บางเมืองใหม่||11||49,314|
|16.||Thai Ban Mai||ท้ายบ้านใหม่||8||45,269|
|17.||Phraek Sa Mai||แพรกษาใหม่||6||17,610|
The missing geocodes in the table are the tambon which were split off at the creation of Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi.
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