Khlong San District

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Khlong San
คลองสาน
Khet
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Phra Prang at Wat Phichai Yat
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°30′35″E / 13.73028°N 100.50972°E / 13.73028; 100.50972Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°30′35″E / 13.73028°N 100.50972°E / 13.73028; 100.50972
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong San
Khwaeng 4
Area
 • Total 6.051 km2 (2.336 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 108,426
 • Density 17,918/km2 (46,410/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10600
Geocode 1018

Khlong San (Thai: คลองสาน; IPA: [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ sǎːn]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, neighboring districts across the river are (from north clockwise) Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Rak, Sathon, and Bang Kho Laem. On the western side of the river, the only land neighbor is Thon Buri.

History[edit]

Khlong San was once called, in chronological order, Amphoe Bang Lamphu Lang (บางลำภูล่าง), Amphoe Buppharam (บุปผาราม), and Amphoe Khlong San (since 1916) when it was part of Thon Buri province. Its status was changed to King Amphoe in 1938 and back to Amphoe again in 1957 due to population changes. It became part of Bangkok after the merging of Thon Buri and Phra Nakhon provinces in 1971.

Khlong San was originally the terminus of the Maeklong Railway, but the line was cut back to Wongwian Yai in 1961 to ease traffic congestion.[1]


Interesting Places[edit]

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 4 sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Somdet Chao Phraya  สมเด็จเจ้าพระยา
2. Khlong San คลองสาน
3. Bang Lamphu Lang บางลำภูล่าง
4. Khlong Ton Sai คลองต้นไทร

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pass, Mike. "Thai Steam Today & Yesteryear". 2Bangkok. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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