Bang Khae District

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Bang Khae
บางแค
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°41′46″N 100°24′34″E / 13.69611°N 100.40944°E / 13.69611; 100.40944Coordinates: 13°41′46″N 100°24′34″E / 13.69611°N 100.40944°E / 13.69611; 100.40944
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Khae
Khet established 6 March 1998
Area
 • Total 44.456 km2 (17.165 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 192,119
 • Density 4,220.5/km2 (10,931/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 10160
Geocode 1040

Bang Khae (Thai: บางแค; IPA: [bāːŋ kʰɛ̄ː]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Thawi Watthana, Taling Chan, Phasi Charoen, Bang Bon, and Nong Khaem District. As of 2004, it had the highest population of all districts in Bangkok.

History[edit]

Formerly, Bang Khae was a tambon of amphoe Phasi Charoen, Thonburi Province.

In 1972, Thonburi and Phra Nakhon Provinces were combined into Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, and Bang Khae became a sub-district of the Phasi Charoen District of the newly combined province. Although subdivisions of the capital city remained the same at the time, the names for the administrative units used within the city were renamed as districts (khet) and sub-districts (khwaeng), replacing amphoe and tambon, respectively.

Later, due to population increases in the western area of Phasi Charoen District, a new district, Phasi Charoen Sakha 1, was created. It included Bang Khae, Bang Khae Nuea, and Bang Phai Sub-districts.

Effective 6 March 1998, Phasi Charoen Sakha 1 district was combined with Lak Song Sub-district, formerly part of Nong Khaem District, to form a new district, called Bang Khae. The sub-districts of the new Bang Khae district then consisted of Bang Khae, Bang Khae Nuea, Bang Phai and Lak Song.[1]

Together with the creation of the district, the four sub-districts of Bang Khae were reorganized for administrative purposes.[2] In 2009 the subdistrict boundaries were adjusted again.[3]

Administration[edit]

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

No. Name Thai Inh.[4] Area (km2)
1. Bang Khae บางแค 39,430 7.25
2. Bang Khae Nuea บางแคเหนือ 60,384 14.25
3. Bang Phai บางไผ่ 40,198 15.8
4. Lak Song หลักสอง 52,082 9.25
Total 192,094 44.456

Shopping[edit]

  • The Mall Bang Khae

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