Bang Kruai District

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Bang Kruai

บางกรวย
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°48′18″N 100°28′22″E / 13.80500°N 100.47278°E / 13.80500; 100.47278Coordinates: 13°48′18″N 100°28′22″E / 13.80500°N 100.47278°E / 13.80500; 100.47278
CountryThailand
ProvinceNonthaburi
SeatWat Chalo
Tambon9
Muban41 (administrative)
Amphoe established1904
Area
 • Total57.408 km2 (22.165 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total132,881
 • Density2,314.67/km2 (5,995.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code11130
Geocode1202

Bang Kruai (Thai: บางกรวย, pronounced [bāːŋ krūa̯j]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Nonthaburi Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1904 and named Bang Yai. Due to its size it was difficult to administer, and thus in 1917 the northern part was split off as minor district (king amphoe), Bang Mae Nang. In 1921 Bang Mae Nang became a full district.

On 19 October 1930 the district was renamed "Bang Kruai", after the geographic shape of district. "Kruai" is the Thai word for "cone". On the same date Bang Mae Nang received the old name of the district, "Bang Yai".[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Bang Yai, Mueang Nonthaburi, the districts Bang Sue, Bang Phlat, Taling Chan, Thawi Watthana of Bangkok, and finally Phutthamonthon (Nakhon Pathom Province).

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 60 villages (muban). Since 2002 Bang Kruai itself has had town (thesaban mueang) status. Plai Bang has had township (thesaban tambon) status since 1999. Sala Klang has had township status since 2008. There another four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name     
1. Wat Chalo วัดชลอ 6. Bang Khu Wiang  บางคูเวียง
2. Bang Kruai บางกรวย 7. Maha Sawat มหาสวัสดิ์
3. Bang Si Thong บางสีทอง 8. Plai Bang ปลายบาง
4. Bang Khanun บางขนุน 9. Sala Klang ศาลากลาง 
5. Bang Khun Kong  บางขุนกอง 

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยุบกิ่งอำเภอเปลี่ยนชื่อและย้ายอำเภอกับโอนตำบล (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 47 (0 ก): 226–228. October 19, 1930.

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