Bang Kapi District

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Bang Kapi
บางกะปิ
Khet
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Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Bang Kapi is located in Thailand
Bang Kapi
Bang Kapi
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 13°45′57″N 100°38′52″E / 13.76583°N 100.64778°E / 13.76583; 100.64778Coordinates: 13°45′57″N 100°38′52″E / 13.76583°N 100.64778°E / 13.76583; 100.64778
Country Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong Chan
Khwaeng 2
Area
 • Total 28.523 km2 (11.013 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 147,800[1]
 • Density 5,181.78/km2 (13,420.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 10240
except Moo Ban Seri: 10250
Geocode 1006

Bang Kapi (Thai: บางกะปิ, pronounced [bāːŋ kāpìʔ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Bueng Kum, Saphan Sung, Prawet, Suan Luang, Huai Khwang, Wang Thonglang, and Lat Phrao.

History[edit]

The area of Bang Kapi has a history dating back to Rama III's reign, when Chao Phraya Bodindecha (เจ้าพระยาบดินทรเดชา) led a troop to fight rebels in Champassack and Louangphabang and brought back people to settle here.

Because the people who settled here are mostly Muslim, most Thai in the early days call them "Kapiyoh". This referred to the (taqiyah) cap worn by Islamic men, and the name was shortened "Kapi", which became the name of the district.[2] "Bang" means a "hamlet by the waterfront" and is a common prefix for place names in Thailand.[3] It is not related to "Kapi", meaning shrimp paste, in any way.[2]

As it grew into a larger town, Bang Kapi was made an amphoe of Phra Nakhon Province. The amphoe was originally quite large, but has been divided since then to form new amphoe and districts.

In 1966, the Huay Khwang sub-district and parts of the Bang Kapi sub-district were spun off to form Phaya Thai District.

In 1972, Phra Nakhon and Thonburi were joined as the single province Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. Administrative districts in the capital city were changed from amphoe and tambon to districts (khet) and sub-district (khwaeng), respectively. Bang Kapi thus became a district of the newly combined province, having at that time nine sub-districts.

In 1977, the Sam Sen Nok sub-district was moved to Huai Khwang District.

In 1989, Lat Phrao District and Bueng Kum District were separated from Bang Kapi and became new districts.

On 14 October 1997, Wang Thonglang sub-district was elevated to a district, taking part of Khlong Chan sub-district with it.

Places[edit]

Major Cineplex Ramkhamhaeng
Inside The Mall Bangkapi

Education[edit]

Temples[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Hospital[edit]

Other[edit]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into two sub-districts (khwaeng).

1. Khlong Chan  คลองจั่น
2. Hua Mak หัวหมาก

District Council[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ a b dish 123 (July 2012). "ที่มาของชื่อ บางกะปิ ที่อยู่ในกรุงเทพมหานคร". Mthai.com (in Thai).
  3. ^ Royal Institute Dictionary. "บาง". sanook.com (in Thai).
  4. ^ "Map & Location." Niva International School. Retrieved on February 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School. Retrieved on 7 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Traill International School." Traill International School, Bangkok. Retrieved on 6 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Museum Thailand" — National Sport Museum, Bangkok.
  8. ^ "Fantasia Lagoon Water Park at The Mall" — on Bangkok.com.

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