Khlong Luang District
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Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
|• Total||299.2 km2 (115.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||504.2/km2 (1,306/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Originally, the area was part of the Bang Wai district, controlled by Mueang Thanyaburi. In the Ayutthaya era, this area was lowland deep forest. In 1767 when the Ayutthaya kingdom was destroyed by the Burmese troops, some of the surviving people moved to this area.
When the community became bigger, people expanded their agriculture area until it was close to Thung Luang (now Thanyaburi district). King Rama V ordered the canal Khlong Rangsit to be built for agricultural purposes for the people in the Thung Luang and Bang Wai area. When the canal was finished, the government changed the name of the district to be Khlong Luang to commemorate King Rama V's royal kindness.
The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 106 villages (muban). The Thai names of the tambon simply mean Canal One to Canal Seven. There are two towns (thesaban mueang) - Khlong Luang and Tha Khlong both covering parts of tambon Klong Nueng and Khlong Song. The remaining 5 tambon are each led by a Tambon administrative organization (TAO).
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