Bang Len District
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
|• Total||588.836 km2 (227.351 sq mi)|
|• Density||158.65/km2 (410.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (THA)|
The district was created in 1896 under the name Bang Phai Nat (บางไผ่นารถ). The district office was located in Ban Bang Phai Nat, Tambon Bang Sai Pa, on the east bank of the Tha Chin river. Later the government moved the central district to Tambon Bang Pla on the west bank of the Tha Chin. At the same time the district name was changed accordingly to Bang Pla. In 1939 the district was again renamed and received its current name Bang Len. The district office was moved to the Phon Damri road, Tambon Bang Len in 1978.
Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Song Phi Nong of Suphanburi Province, Lat Bua Luang of Ayutthaya Province, Sai Noi of Nonthaburi Province, and Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Chai Si, Don Tum and Kamphaeng Saen of Nakhon Pathom Province.
The district is subdivided into 15 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 180 villages (muban). There are four townships (thesaban tambon) - Bang Len, Bang Luang, Rang Krathum and Lam Phaya. Though there are 15 Tambon administrative organizations, one for each tambon, there are de facto only five taking over the tasks for the remaining ones.
|6.||Bang Sai Pa||บางไทรป่า||10|
|11.||Bua Pak Tha||บัวปากท่า||10|
|12.||Khlong Nok Krathung||คลองนกกระทุง||11|
|15.||Phai Hu Chang||ไผ่หูช้าง||7|
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
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