Pak Kret District

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Pak Kret
ปากเกร็ด
Amphoe
Aerial photograph mainly showing the area of Pak Kret District in the centre and lower right
Aerial photograph mainly showing the area of Pak Kret District in the centre and lower right
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°54′45″N 100°29′54″E / 13.91250°N 100.49833°E / 13.91250; 100.49833Coordinates: 13°54′45″N 100°29′54″E / 13.91250°N 100.49833°E / 13.91250; 100.49833
Country  Thailand
Province Nonthaburi
Seat Pak Kret
Tambon 12
Muban 51 (administrative)
Amphoe established 1884
Area
 • Total 89.0 km2 (34.4 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 201,399
 • Density 2,296.6/km2 (5,948/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 11120
Geocode 1206

Pak Kret (Thai: ปากเกร็ด; IPA: [pàːk krèt]) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Nonthaburi province, central Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Leaning chedi on Ko Kret

The district is located in the northeast of the province. It borders (from north clockwise) the districts Lat Lum Kaeo and Mueang Pathum Thani of Pathum Thani Province, Don Mueang and Lak Si of Bangkok, and Mueang Nonthaburi and Bang Bua Thong of Nonthaburi.

The district is crossed by the Chao Phraya River. A large oxbow of the river has been shortened by a canal, Khlong Lat Kret, dug in 1722 in the Ayuthaya Era, to form the island of Ko Kret.

Attractions and travel[edit]

Thai dance at the Wat Pailom

Ko Kret[edit]

Main article: Ko Kret

Mueang Thong Thani[edit]

Mueang Thong Thani is a satellite city with high-rise condominiums developed by Bangkok Land in 1989, the company built Mueang Thong Thani Stadium in 1998 for the 13th Asian Games. The stadium was later renamed IMPACT Exhibition Center. It includes a 12,000 entertainment and sports arena, which is the primary large-scale concert venue for Bangkok, as well as a convention center for trade shows.

Education[edit]

A partial list of primary and secondary schools in Pak Kret:

  1. Pakkred Secondary School[1]
  2. Nawamintarachinuthid Horwang Nonthaburi School (also called Horwangnon)[2]
  3. Suan Kularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School (also called Suannon)
  4. Triamudom Suksa Nomklao Nonthaburi School(also called Triam Nom Non)
  5. Wat Paramaiyikawat School
  6. Wat Sala Kun School
  7. Pichaya Suksa School
  8. International School Bangkok[1]
  9. Rose Marie Academy
  10. Saint Francis Xavier School

Transportation[edit]

There are 10 main roads in Pak Kret,

  1. Kanchanaphisek Road
  2. Chaeng Watthana Road
  3. Tiwanon Road
  4. Nonthaburi-Pathum Thani Road
  5. Bang Bua Thong-Pathum Thani Road
  6. Liang Mueang Pak Kret Road (Pak Kret Bypass)
  7. Si Saman Road
  8. Chaiyaphruek Road
  9. Ratchaphruek Road
  10. Soi Pak Kret-Chaeng Watthana 16 (Phummiwet Road).

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon). These are further subdivided into 85 villages (muban).

No. Name Thai name     
1. Pak Kret ปากเกร็ด 7. Tha It ท่าอิฐ
2. Bang Talat บางตลาด 8. Ko Kret เกาะเกร็ด
3. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 9. Om Kret อ้อมเกร็ด
4. Bang Phut บางพูด 10. Khlong Khoi คลองข่อย
5. Bang Tanai บางตะไนย์ 11. Bang Phlap บางพลับ
6. Khlong Phra Udom  คลองพระอุดม  12. Khlong Kluea  คลองเกลือ 

5 of the tambon covering 34 villages belong to the city (thesaban nakhon) of Pak Kret. The other 7 tambon are each administrated by a Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact US." International School Bangkok. Retrieved on 1 March 2013. "39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road, Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand"

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