Bang Phli District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Amphoe Bang Phli)
Jump to: navigation, search
Bang Phli
บางพลี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Coordinates: 13°36′21″N 100°42′22″E / 13.60583°N 100.70611°E / 13.60583; 100.70611Coordinates: 13°36′21″N 100°42′22″E / 13.60583°N 100.70611°E / 13.60583; 100.70611
Country Thailand
Province Samut Prakan
Seat Bang Phli Yai
Tambon 6
Muban 83
Area
 • Total 260.0 km2 (100.4 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 212,516
 • Density 817.4/km2 (2,117/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 10540
Geocode 1103

Bang Phli (Thai: บางพลี; IPA: [bāːŋ pʰlīː]) is a district (amphoe) of Samut Prakan Province in Thailand. It is home to Suvarnabhumi Airport (also called (New) Bangkok International Airport), which opened on 28 September 2006 as Thailand's primary airport. The district was part of the once-proposed Nakhon Suvarnabhumi Province.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are Bang Na, Prawet, and Lat Krabang (all in Bangkok) in the north, Bang Sao Thong and Bang Bo to the east, and Mueang Samut Prakan to the south and west.

Bang Phli District is on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok bisected by the Bang Na-Chonburi Expressway. It is home to a number of manufacturing companies including Plan Toys; lingerie company, Triumph International;[1] auto parts maker, Yarnphan;[2] Surf Technicians Inc.;[3] windsurfing equipment design company, Natural Corporation;[4] chemical manufacturer, Hanwha Chemical alkali soluble resin (ASR) and emulsion plant;[5] furniture manufacturer, Rockworth;[6] and a Nivea cosmetics production plant.[7]

The area is also home to Thai fitness and muay Thai camps. The first IKEA store in Thailand opened at Mega Bangna on the Bang Na-Bang Pakong Highway in Bang Kaeo in late-2011.

Festivals[edit]

Bang Phli is famous for the annual Lotus Flower (Rap Bua) festival, which takes place on the last day of vassa on the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the eleventh lunar month, usually the full moon in October. A boat carrying a replica of the Luang Poh To Buddha statue from the temple Wat Bang Pli is moved along the main canal of the district. The people on the banks of the canal throw lotus flowers onto the boat, as donating lotus flowers to Buddha is merit-making.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 83 villages (muban). Bang Phli itself is also a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bang Phli Yai, Bang Pla, and Bang Chao Long. There are another six tambon administrative organizations (TAO) in the disitrict.

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[8]
1. Bang Phli Yai บางพลีใหญ่ 23 72,797
2. Bang Kaeo บางแก้ว 16 43,056
3. Bang Pla บางปลา 15 31,816
4. Bang Chalong บางโฉลง 11 36,891
8. Racha Thewa ราชาเทวะ 15 25,489
9. Nong Prue หนองปรือ 03 02,467

The missing geocodes in the table are now the Amphoe Bang Sao Thong.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triumph defends Thailand severance deals. Just-style.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Article: Yarnphan invests two billion baht in expansion. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy. AccessMyLibrary (2004-04-23). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2005-02-05. 
  5. ^ Information and results for 'S KOREA'S HANWHA CHEMICAL TO INVEST US$18 MLN IN THAILAND.' | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy. AccessMyLibrary. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.[dead link]
  6. ^ Despite realty slump, strong baht, Rockworth eyes growth. The Nation (2007-03-23). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  7. ^ [2] Archived July 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Population statistics 2012". Department of Provincial Administration. 
  9. ^ "Contact Us." The American School of Bangkok. Retrieved on February 28, 2013. "BANGNA CAMPUS (Pre-K to Grade 12)
  10. ^ Home Archived May 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Thai-Chinese International School. Retrieved on 28 February 2013.

External links[edit]