Khlong Sam Wa District

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Khlong Sam Wa
คลองสามวา
Khet
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Dolphin show at Safari World
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°51′35″N 100°42′15″E / 13.85972°N 100.70417°E / 13.85972; 100.70417Coordinates: 13°51′35″N 100°42′15″E / 13.85972°N 100.70417°E / 13.85972; 100.70417
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Chan
Khwaeng 5
Khet established November 21, 1997
Area
 • Total 110.686 km2 (42.736 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 124,476
 • Density 1,125/km2 (2,910/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10510
Geocode 1046

Khlong Sam Wa (Thai: คลองสามวา; IPA: [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ sǎːm wāː]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Lam Luk Ka of Pathum Thani Province, Nong Chok, Min Buri, Khan Na Yao, Bang Khen,and Sai Mai of Bangkok.

History[edit]

Khlong Sam Wa was established as a district on 21 November 1997 by splitting out from Min Buri. Khlong Sam Wa was the name of an amphoe in Min Buri and hence the name is used as the district name. In 1947 when the area was still rural, the farming community of Bang Chan was chosen at the beginning of what was to become the academic disciple of Thai studies, as centre for a long-term study.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 5 sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Sam Wa Tawan Tok  สามวาตะวันตก
2. Sam Wa Tawan Ok สามวาตะวันออก
3. Bang Chan บางชัน
4. Sai Kong Din ทรายกองดิน
5. Sai Kong Din Tai ทรายกองดินใต้

District Council[edit]

The District Council for Khlong Sam Wa has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were as follows:

Places[edit]

School[edit]

  • Nawamintrachinuthit Satriwittaya 2 School (In thai)
  • Nawamintrachinuthit Benjamarachalai School (In thai)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharp, Lauriston; Hanks, Lucien M. (Winter 1983). Brian L. Foster. ed., ed. "Bang Chan: Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand". Ethnohistory (Duke University Press). Vol. 30 (No. 1): pp. 35–36. doi:10.2307/481501. Retrieved 2014-06-12.