Don Mueang District

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Don Mueang
ดอนเมือง
Khet
Don Mueang International Airport
Don Mueang International Airport
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°54′49″N 100°35′23″E / 13.91361°N 100.58972°E / 13.91361; 100.58972Coordinates: 13°54′49″N 100°35′23″E / 13.91361°N 100.58972°E / 13.91361; 100.58972
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Don Mueang
Khwaeng 3
Khet established September 4, 1989
Area
 • Total 36.803 km2 (14.210 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 157,989
 • Density 4,293/km2 (11,120/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10210
Geocode 1036
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.

History[edit]

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.

Places[edit]

Arrival hall of Don Mueang International Airport

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 3 sub-districts (Khwaeng).

1. Si Kan  สีกัน
2. Don Mueang  ดอนเมือง
3. Sanam Bin  สนามบิน

Politics[edit]

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),[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

MPs[edit]

Electoral District[edit]

District Council[edit]

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:

Economy[edit]

Airports of Thailand has its head office in Don Mueang.[4] Thai Lion Air also has its head office in the district.[5] The head offices of R Airlines and Solar Air are on the property of Don Mueang Airport.[6][7]

Formerly Orient Thai Airlines and subsidiary One-Two-GO Airlines had their head office in Don Mueang.[8][9]

Education[edit]

Harrow International School, Bangkok is located in the district.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Mueang by-election expected to be very tight The Nation
  2. ^ Don Muang byelection a test of popularity Bangkok Post
  3. ^ Kanoknuch's long ties with Don Muang led to win The Nation
  4. ^ "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."
  5. ^ "Contact." Thai Lion Air. Retrieved on 12 April 2014. "Head Office Address: 89/46 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road., Sanambin Sub-District, Don Mueang District, Bangkok 10210, Thailand" and " Airport Office Address : Room 4313A, 4 th floor, Terminal 1 Building, Don Mueang International Airport 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin Sub-District, Don Mueang District, Bangkok 10210, Thailand" - Addresses in Thai: "สำนักงานใหญ่ 89/46 ถนนวิภาวดีรังสิต แขวงสนามบิน เขตดอนเมือง กรุงเทพฯ 10210" and " สำนักงานท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง: ห้อง 4313A ชั้น 4 อาคารผู้โดยสาร 1 ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติดอนเมือง เลขที่ 222 ถนนวิภาวดีรังสิต แขวงสนามบิน เขตดอนเมือง กรุงเทพฯ 10210"
  6. ^ "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 "
  7. ^ "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 "
  8. ^ "Contact Us." Orient Thai Airlines. Retrieved on 4 March 2010. "Orient-Thai Airlines 222, Room 3606, Vipavadee Rangsit Rd, Seekan, Donmuang, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND. "
  9. ^ "Contact Us." One-Two-GO Airlines. Retrieved on 4 March 2010. "Head office Address : 222, Room 3602, Vipavadee Rangsit Rd, Seekan, Donmuang, Bangkok 10210."
  10. ^ "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"

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