Lat Phrao District

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Lat Phrao
ลาดพร้าว
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′13″N 100°36′27″E / 13.80361°N 100.60750°E / 13.80361; 100.60750Coordinates: 13°48′13″N 100°36′27″E / 13.80361°N 100.60750°E / 13.80361; 100.60750
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Lat Phrao
Khwaeng 2
Khet established September 4, 1989
Area
 • Total 21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 119,838
 • Density 5,574/km2 (14,440/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10310 and 10230
Geocode 1038

Lat Phrao (Thai: ลาดพร้าว; IPA: [lâːt pʰráːw]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by six other districts (from north clockwise): Bang Khen, Bueng Kum, Bang Kapi, Wang Thonglang, and Chatuchak.

History[edit]

Formerly, Lat Phrao was a tambon of amphoe Bang Kapi, in what was then Phra Nakhon province, before the unification of Thon Buri and Phra Nakhon into the single administrative area of Krung Thep (Bangkok). Later it was a sub-district (Tambon) of the Bang Kapi district (amphoe), after naming conventions were changed for administrative districts of Bangkok.

On September 4, 1989, Lat Phrao was split off from Bang Kapi along with Bueng Kum as new districts.

In 1997, the boundaries of Lat Phrao district were modified to help balance size and population between Bangkok's districts. The portion of Chorake Bua sub-district north of Khok Khram and Ta Reng canals was reassigned as part of Bang Khen district, and portions of the Lat Phrao sub-district were changed to Wang Thonglang district.

On January 24, 2002, portions of Wang Thonglang district were reassigned to Lat Phrao sub-district.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Lat Phrao ลาดพร้าว 
2. Chorakhe Bua  จรเข้บัว

District Council[edit]

The District Council for Lat Phrao has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were: