Don Mueang District
Don Mueang International Airport
Khet location in Bangkok
|Khet established||September 4, 1989|
|• Total||36.803 km2 (14.210 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,293/km2 (11,120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
- This article is about Don Mueang district, for the Don Mueang airport see Don Mueang International Airport.
Don Mueang (Thai: ดอนเมือง; IPA: [dɔ̄ːn mɯ̄aŋ]; lit. "the upland where the town is located", for many years spelled Don Muang) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by (from north clockwise): Amphoe Mueang and Amphoe Lam Luk Ka of Pathum Thani Province; Sai Mai, Bang Khen and Lak Si of Bangkok; and Amphoe Pak Kret of Nonthaburi Province.
Don Mueang was once part of Bang Khen but it became a district in its own right in 1989. Later in 1997, the southern part of Don Mueang was split out to establish a new district Lak Si. The old name for the area was Don I Yiao (ดอนอีเหยี่ยว) meaning plateau of eagles and vultures due to its geography and abundance of those birds. The new name was given by King Vajiravudh when the Royal Thai Air Force base was established there.
The district is sub-divided into 3 sub-districts (Khwaeng).
In recent years, Don Mueang has become a stronghold for Pheu Thai Party (and its predecessors, Thai Rak Thai Party and People's Power Party), winning in every general and gubernatorial elections after the 2006 coup and is considered a "deep red" district. The last time the Democrats had an MP in the constituency was in 1976. However in the late 2012, Kanoknuch Naksuwanpha, a Democrat and a long-time local politician, won an upset election to secure her seat in the City Council. It is believed that the reason she won was because of her long ties with Don Mueang as she built her political base in the area for decades.
- 1995-1996: Paveena Hongsakul, Hangthong Thammawattana, Sumit Sundaravej
- 1996-2000: Paveena Hongsakul, Hangthong Thammawattana, Sumit Sundaravej
- 2001-2005: M.R. Damrongdit Disakul
- 2005-2006: Janista Lewchalermvongse
- 2007-2011: Anusorn Punthong, Anudith Nakornthap, Karun Hosakul
- 2011–present: Surachat Thianthong (11th)
- 2011-2013: Karun Hosakul (12th)
- 2013–present: Tankhun Jitt-itsara (12th)
- 2007 - Bangkok 5th district
- 2011 - Bangkok 11th district (Sanam Bin), Bangkok 12th district (Don Mueang, Si Kan)
The District Council for Don Mueang has eight members, who serve four-year terms. Thailand local elections, 2006 were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were:
Orient Thai Airlines and subsidiary One-Two-GO Airlines have their head office in Don Mueang. Airports of Thailand has its head office in Don Mueang. The head offices of R Airlines and Solar Air are on the property of Don Mueang Airport.
|This section requires expansion. (March 2013)|
- Don Mueang by-election expected to be very tight The Nation
- Don Muang byelection a test of popularity Bangkok Post
- Kanoknuch's long ties with Don Muang led to win The Nation
- "Contact Us." Orient Thai Airlines. Retrieved on 4 March 2010.
- "Contact Us." One-Two-GO Airlines. Retrieved on 4 March 2010.
- "Contact Info." Airports of Thailand. Retrieved on 24 February 2011. "Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited [AOT] 333 Cherdwutugard Road Srikan Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210 ,Thailand."
- "Headquarter." [sic] R Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2013. "Room 4326,4328, Don Mueang International Airport, 4th floor room International Terminal (1), No. 222, Moo 10 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Donmueang, Bangkok 10210 "
- "Home." Solar Air. Retrieved on 6 March 2013. "222 Room 3251 Don Muang Airport Moo10 Viphavadi-Rangsit Rd, Sanambin, Don Muang, Bangkok 10210" - Address in Thai: "สำนักงานใหญ่ ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง 222 ห้อง 3251, อาคารท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง หมู่10 ถ.วิภาวดี-รังสิต แขวงสนามบิน เขตดอนเมือง กรุงเทพ 10210 "
- "Contact Us." Harrow International School, Bangkok. Retrieved on 1 March 2013. "45 Soi Kosumruamchai 14, Kosumruamchai Rd., Sikun, Don Muang, Bangkok, 10210 Thailand" - Thai address: "45 ซอยโกสุมรวมใจ 14 ถนนโกสุมรวมใจ แขวงสีกัน เขตดอนเมือง"
- BMA website with the touristical landmarks of Don Mueang
- Don Mueang district office (Thai only)
- Transport to/from Don Mueang Guide