Bang Phlat District

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Bang Phlat
บางพลัด
Khet
Rama VIII Bridge
Rama VIII Bridge
Khet location in Bangkok Province
Khet location in Bangkok Province
Coordinates: 13°47′38″N 100°30′18″E / 13.79389°N 100.50500°E / 13.79389; 100.50500Coordinates: 13°47′38″N 100°30′18″E / 13.79389°N 100.50500°E / 13.79389; 100.50500
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang O
Khwaeng 4
Khet established 1989
Area
 • Total 11.360 km2 (4.386 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 116,271
 • Density 10,235/km2 (26,510/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10700
Geocode 1025

Bang Phlat (Thai: บางพลัด; IPA: [bāːŋ pʰlát]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbor districts, clockwise from the north, are Amphoe Bang Kruai, Bang Sue, Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok Noi, and Taling Chan.

History[edit]

Bang Phlat was one of the 25 districts created in 1915, when the inner districts of Bangkok were reorganized.[1] In 1938 the district was abolished and added into Bangkok Noi.[2]

Bang Phlat district was again set up in 1989 taking 4 sub-districts from Bangkok Noi.[3] West side of Borommaratchachonnani Road and Somdet Phra Pin Klao Road were moved back to Bangkok Noi in 1991.[4]

Places[edit]

The main road running through Bang Phlat is Charan Sanit Wong, a road that parallels the Chao Phraya to the West from Thon Buri up to the Rama VII bridge.

Bang Phlat has a mixture of light commercial, industrial and residential zones. There are a few medium commercial and residential areas which are growing as the area becomes more prosperous. There are 2 Express River Boat stations servicing Bang Phlat, Saphan Krung Thon to the South and Saphan Rama 7 to the North.

  • Rama VIII Bridge
  • Krungthon Bridge
  • Wat Kharuehabodi (วัดคฤหบดี)
  • Wat Bowon Mongkhon (วัดบวรมงคล)
  • Yanhee International Hospital

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 4 sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Bang Phlat บางพลัด
2. Bang O บางอ้อ
3. Bang Bamru  บางบำหรุ
4. Bang Yi Khan  บางยี่ขัน

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