Bang Kapi District
Khet location in Bangkok
|• Total||28.523 km2 (11.013 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,181.78/km2 (13,420.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
except Moo Ban Seri: 10250
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.
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. "Bang" means a "hamlet by the waterfront" and is a common prefix for place names in Thailand. It is not related to "Kapi", meaning shrimp paste, in any way.
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.
- Ramkhamhaeng University
- National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
- Rattana Bundit University
- Assumption University
- National Housing Authority
- Bang Kapi School
- Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School (RAIS)
- Traill International School
- Wat Bueng Thong Lang
- Wat Phra Kaisri Noi
- Wat Thep Leela
- Wat Wat Chanthawongsaram (klang)
- Wat Sri Bun Rueang
- The Mall Ramkhamhaeng
- The Mall Bang Kapi
- Big C Hua Mak
- Bang Kapi market
- Tesco Lotus Bang Kapi
- Kwan Riam floating market
- Ramkhamhaeng night market
- Happy Land Market
- Homepro (Ramkhamhaeng road)
- Tawanna shopping park
- Makro Bang Kapi
- Khlong Saen Saeb - Many piers for express boat service, including The Mall Bang Kapi. The mall Bangkapi boat pier.
- The Mall Bang Kapi bus station
- Ramkhamhaeng airport rail link station, located at Suan Luang District
- Hua Mak airport rail link station, located at Suan Luang District
- Vejthani Hospital (private hospital)
- Ramkhamhaeng Hospital (private hospital)
- Hua Mak Sports Complex (including Rajamangala Stadium)
- National Sport Museum, located at Hua Mak Sports Complex
- Prasart Museum
- Water Park Fantasia Lagoon at The Mall Bangkapi
The district is divided into two sub-districts (khwaeng).
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:
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