Bueng Kum District
Khet location in Bangkok
|Khet established||September 4, 1989|
|• Total||24.311 km2 (9.387 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,690/km2 (14,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
except Mu 9-12 Khwaeng Khlong Kum: 10230
Bueng Kum (Thai: บึงกุ่ม; IPA: [bɯ̄ŋ kùm]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. From north clockwise, it is bounded by Bang Khen, Khan Na Yao, Saphan Sung, Bang Kapi, and Lat Phrao.
Bueng Kum was separated from Bang Kapi on 4 September 1989 consisting of 3 sub-districts: Khlong Kum, Khan Na Yao, and Saphan Sung. On 14 October 1997, Khan Na Yao and Saphan Sung's were elevated to districts, leaving Bueng Kum with sole sub-district: Khlong Kum.
Bueng Kum was named so because of a lake (Bueng means lake) used as water reservoir for flood prevention. There are also plants called Kum (Crataeva sp.) around the lake. The lake is part of Seri Thai Park.
The district is sub-divided into 3 sub-districts (Khwaeng).
The District Council for Bueng Kum has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on June 6, 2010. The results were:
- Democrat Party - 7 seats
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