Phra Samut Chedi District

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Phra Samut Chedi
พระสมุทรเจดีย์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Coordinates: 13°34′7″N 100°33′42″E / 13.56861°N 100.56167°E / 13.56861; 100.56167Coordinates: 13°34′7″N 100°33′42″E / 13.56861°N 100.56167°E / 13.56861; 100.56167
Country  Thailand
Province Samut Prakan
Seat Laem Fa Pha
Tambon 5
Area
 • Total 120.378 km2 (46.478 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 131,814
 • Density 1,095.00/km2 (2,836.0/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10290
Geocode 1105

Phra Samut Chedi (Thai: พระสมุทรเจดีย์; IPA: [pʰráʔ sāmút tɕēːdīː]) is the westernmost district (Amphoe) of Samut Prakan Province in central Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west, clockwise) Bang Khun Thian and Thung Khru of Bangkok, Phra Pradaeng and (across the Chao Phraya River) Mueang Samut Prakan of Samut Prakan province.

Sights[edit]

Wat Phra Samut Chedi

The district is named after the temple Phra Samut Chedi, which was built 1827/28 by king Buddha Loetla Nabhalai (Rama II) on an island in the Chao Phraya river - hence its popular name Phra Chedi Klang Nam (Chedi in the middle of the water). The island is now connected with the left river banks.

At the mouth of the Chao Phraya is the Chulachomklao Fort, which was built in 1819 and came into use only once during the Paknam crisis in the same year. The fort is now accessible to visitors. The HTMS Maeklong, a former training ship of the Royal Thai Navy, is another attraction in the park.

History[edit]

The district was created as a minor district (King Amphoe) on December 15, 1984 by splitting off five tambon from Mueang district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on July 15, 1991.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 42 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Phra Samut Chedi covers the whole tambon Pak Klong Bang Pla Kot, and Lae Fa Pha covers parts of tambon Laem Fa Pha and Nai Khlong Bang Pla Kot. There are further 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO), for each tambon except Pak Klong Bang Pla Kot which has no non-municipal area.

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Na Kluea นาเกลือ 8 9,071
2. Ban Khlong Suan บ้านคลองสวน 4 9,693
3. Laem Fa Pha แหลมฟ้าผ่า 13 18,638
4. Pak Khlong Bang Pla Kot  ปากคลองบางปลากด  4 13,798
5. Nai Khlong Bang Pla Kot ในคลองบางปลากด 13 48,822

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอเมืองสมุทรปราการ จังหวัดสมุทรปราการ ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอพระสมุทรเจดีย์ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 102 (1 ง): 31. January 1, 1985. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอทุ่งตะโก อำเภอพะโต๊ะ อำเภอเขาค้อ อำเภอน้ำหนาว อำเภอวังจันทร์ อำเภอนาด้วง อำเภอเต่างอย อำเภอสิงหนคร อำเภอพระสมุทรเจดีย์ และอำเภอลำดวน พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๔ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 108 (107 ก Special): 29–33. June 19, 1991. 

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