Bang Kapi District

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Bang Kapi
บางกะปิ
Khet
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Inside The Mall Bangkapi
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°45′57″N 100°38′52″E / 13.76583°N 100.64778°E / 13.76583; 100.64778Coordinates: 13°45′57″N 100°38′52″E / 13.76583°N 100.64778°E / 13.76583; 100.64778
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong Chan
Khwaeng 2
Area
 • Total 28.523 km2 (11.013 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 147,694
 • Density 5,178/km2 (13,410/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10240
except Moo Ban Seri: 10250
Geocode 1006

Bang Kapi (Thai: บางกะปิ; IPA: [bāːŋ kàpìʔ]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Bueng Kum, Saphan Sung, Prawet, Suan Luang, Huai Khwang, Wang Thonglang, and Lat Phrao.

History[edit]

The area of Bang Kapi was once a jungle and has a history dating back to King Nangklao period when Chao Phraya Bodindecha (เจ้าพระยาบดินทรเดชา) led a troop to fight rebels in Champassack and Louangphabang and brought back people to settle here.

When it had grown in size, Bang Kapi was established as an amphoe of Phra Nakhon province. It was once very large, but has been split many times to form new amphoe and districts.

In 1966, the Huay Khwang sub-district and parts of the Bang Kapi sub-district were divided off to form amphoe Phaya Thai.

In 1972, Phra Nakhon and Thon Buri were joined as the single province Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. Administrative districts in the capital city were changed from amphoe and tambon to district (khet) and sub-district (khwaeng), respectively. Bang Kapi thus became a district of the newly combined province, having at that time 9 sub-districts.

In 1977, the Sam Sen Nok sub-district was moved to Huai Khwang district.

In 1989, Lat Phrao and Bueng Kum were divided from Bang Kapi and became new districts.

On October 14, 1997, Wang Thonglang sub-district was elevated to a district, taking along part of Khlong Chan sub-district with it.

Places[edit]

Major Cineplex Ramkhamhaeng

Shopping[edit]

  • The Mall Ramkhamhaeng (many branches)
  • The Mall Bangkapi

Transportation[edit]

  • Khlong Saen Saeb - Many piers for express boat service, including The Mall Bang Kapi.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into two sub-districts (Khwaeng).

1. Khlong Chan  คลองจั่น
2. Hua Mak หัวหมาก

District Council[edit]

The District Council for Bang Kapi has eight members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on 30 April 2006. The results were as follows:

Education[edit]

The Niva International School,[1] the Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School,[2] and the Traill International School are in the district.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map & Location." Niva International School. Retrieved on February 27, 2013. "18 Soi Phokaew 3 Yeak 9, Ladphrao 101, Klongchan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand"
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School. Retrieved on 7 March 2013. "Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School 1 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 119, Sukhapibal 3, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240"
  3. ^ "Traill International School." Traill International School, Bangkok. Retrieved on 6 March 2013. "Address: 43 Soi 16, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240 Thailand"

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