Khlong Luang District

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Khlong Luang
คลองหลวง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
Coordinates: 14°3′54″N 100°38′46″E / 14.06500°N 100.64611°E / 14.06500; 100.64611Coordinates: 14°3′54″N 100°38′46″E / 14.06500°N 100.64611°E / 14.06500; 100.64611
Country  Thailand
Province Pathum Thani
Seat Khlong Song
Tambon 7
Area
 • Total 299.2 km2 (115.5 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 150,871
 • Density 504.2/km2 (1,306/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 12120
Geocode 1302

Khlong Luang (Thai: คลองหลวง; IPA: [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ lǔaŋ]) is a district (Amphoe) in Pathum Thani Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bang Pa-in and Wang Noi of Ayutthaya Province, Nong Suea, Thanyaburi, Mueang Pathum Thani and Sam Khok of Pathumn Thani Province.

Administration[edit]

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).

No. Name Thai Villages
1. Khlong Nueng คลองหนึ่ง 20
2. Khlong Song คลองสอง 15
3. Khlong Sam คลองสาม 16
4. Khlong Si คลองสี่ 16
5. Khlong Ha คลองห้า 16
6. Khlong Hok คลองหก 14
7. Khlong Chet คลองเจ็ด 9