Saphan Sung District

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Saphan Sung
สะพานสูง
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°46′12″N 100°41′5″E / 13.77000°N 100.68472°E / 13.77000; 100.68472Coordinates: 13°46′12″N 100°41′5″E / 13.77000°N 100.68472°E / 13.77000; 100.68472
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Saphan Sung
Khwaeng 1
Established November 21, 1997
Area
 • Total 28.124 km2 (10.859 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 81,784
 • Density 2,908/km2 (7,530/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10240
except Mu 12-17 Khwaeng Saphan Sung: 10250
Geocode 1044

Saphan Sung (Thai: สะพานสูง; IPA: [sà.pʰāːn sǔːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the eastern part of the capital, it is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Khan Na Yao, Min Buri, Lat Krabang, Prawet, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, and Bueng Kum. Most part of Saphan Sung district are low density residential area.

History[edit]

Saphan Sung was separated from Bueng Kum on 14 October 1997 announcement, effective 21 November 1998, together with Khan Na Yao.[1] Saphan Sung means tall bridge referring to the shape of bridge built over khlongs (Thai canals) back when boats were a main mode of transportation.

Places[edit]

  • Wat Lat Bua Khao (วัดลาดบัวขาว)
  • Triam udom suksa nomklao school
  • Saphan Sung Discovery Learning Library
  • Saphan Sung Youth Centre
  • Pra-Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako Foundation

Administration[edit]

The district has only one sub-district (Khwaeng).

1. Saphan Sung  สะพานสูง

District Council[edit]

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

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