Bang Pakong District

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Bang Pakong

บางปะกง
View from Bang Na - Chonburi Expy Tool Road
District location in Chachoengsao Province
District location in Chachoengsao Province
Coordinates: 13°32′34″N 100°59′38″E / 13.54278°N 100.99389°E / 13.54278; 100.99389Coordinates: 13°32′34″N 100°59′38″E / 13.54278°N 100.99389°E / 13.54278; 100.99389
CountryThailand
ProvinceChachoengsao
SeatTha Sa-an
Area
 • Total257.893 km2 (99.573 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total90,775
 • Density351.98/km2 (911.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code24130
Geocode2404

Bang Pakong (Thai: บางปะกง, pronounced [bāːŋ pā.kōŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Chachoengsao Province in central Thailand.

Bang Pakong District's name comes from the Bang Pakong River. The area has many industrial estates, including the huge gas- and oil-fired Bang Pakong Power Station and a 180 rai Carabao energy drink production center.[1]

History[edit]

Bang Pakong District was established in 1907. The first temporary district office was a building within the Wat Bon Khongkharam. In 1908 the government moved the office to the bank of the Bang Pakong River in Tambon Tha Sa-an, which is still the location today.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Ban Pho of Chachoengsao Province, Phan Thong and Mueang Chon Buri of Chon Buri Province, the Bay of Bangkok, and Samut Prakan Province.

The important water resource is the Bang Pakong River, which empties into the Bay of Bangkok. The Bang Na-Trat Highway runs through the district.

Economy[edit]

Carabao Group completed work on a new energy drink production center in Bang Pakong District in mid-2018. The 8.7 billion baht, 180 rai facility includes a glass bottle plant, an aluminum can plant, and a bottling plant. Bottle production will increase to 1.6 billion bottles per year, up from 1 billion, and can production will increase from 800 million per year to 1.5 billion. Future plans include a fourth factory on the site.[1]

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

Bang Pakong is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 99 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Bang Pakong บางปะกง 10 14,975
02. Tha Sa-an ท่าสะอ้าน 08 08,624
03. Bang Wua บางวัว 14 12,873
04. Bang Samak บางสมัคร 09 15,903
05. Bang Phueng บางผึ้ง 07 02,188
06. Bang Kluea บางเกลือ 07 04,219
07. Song Khlong สองคลอง 10 09,551
08. Nong Chok หนองจอก 09 03,689
09. Phimpha พิมพา 04 03,331
10. Tha Kham ท่าข้าม 08 07,672
11. Hom Sin หอมศีล 06 05,174
12. Khao Din เขาดิน 07 02,576

Local administration[edit]

There are 10 sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Bang Pakong Phrom Thep San (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางปะกงพรหมเทพรังสรรค์) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Pakong.
  • Bang Samak (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางสมัคร) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Samak.
  • Bang Phueng (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางผึ้ง) consisting of the sub-district Bang Phueng.
  • Tha Kham (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลท่าข้าม) consisting of the sub-district Tha Kham.
  • Tha Sa-an (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลท่าสะอ้าน) consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Sa-an.
  • Hom Sin (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหอมศีล) consisting of parts of sub-district Hom Sin.
  • Bang Pakong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางปะกง) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Pakong.
  • Bang Wua (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางวัว) consisting of parts of the sub-districts Bang Wua, Bang Samak, Bang Kluea.
  • Phimpha (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลพิมพา) consisting of the sub-district Phimpha.
  • Bang Wua Khana Rak (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางวัวคณารักษ์) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Wua.

There are six sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Tha Sa-an (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าสะอ้าน) consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Sa-an.
  • Bang Kluea (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางเกลือ) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Kluea.
  • Song Khlong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสองคลอง) consisting of sub-district Song Khlong.
  • Nong Chok (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองจอก) consisting of sub-district Nong Chok.
  • Hom Sin (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหอมศีล) consisting of parts of sub-district Hom Sin.
  • Khao Din (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเขาดิน) consisting of sub-district Khao Din.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sritama, Suchat (17 August 2018). "Carabao aims to become top drink in Thailand". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ ประวัติความเป็นมาของหมู่บ้าน ปากคลองอ้อมใหญ่ (in Thai). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2013" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2014-10-07.

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