Wang Thonglang District

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Wang Thonglang
วังทองหลาง
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong Chaokhun Sing
Khwaeng 4
Khet established November 21, 1997
Area
 • Total 23.678 km2 (9.142 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 114,940
 • Density 4,854/km2 (12,570/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10310
Geocode 1045

Wang Thonglang (Thai: วังทองหลาง; IPA: [wāŋ tʰɔ̄ːŋlǎːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Lat Phrao, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, and Chatuchak.

History[edit]

The district was established on 21 November 1997 (announced 14 October 1997) occupying Wang Thonglang and part of Khlong Chan sub-district of Bang Kapi and part of Lat Phrao sub-district of Lat Phrao district. The total area was 19.205 km². In 2002 (announced 24 January, effective 11 March) the district boundary between Wang Thonglang and Lat Phrao districts was adjusted. Now Wang Thonglang has 18.905 km² of area.

Places[edit]

  • Chao Phraya Bodindecha Museum
  • Golden Place

Administration[edit]

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

1. Wang Thonglang  วังทองหลาง
2. Saphan Song  สะพานสอง
3. Khlong Chaokhun Sing  คลองเจ้าคุณสิงห์
4. Phlapphla  พลับพลา

Education[edit]

The Lycée Français International de Bangkok is in the district.[1]

District Council[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "comment_se_rendre_au_lfib_fr.pdf" (Archive) Lycée Français International de Bangkok. Retrieved on May 15, 2014.

External links[edit]