Bang Sue District

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Bang Sue

บางซื่อ
Wat Bang Pho Omawat, Bang Sue District
Wat Bang Pho Omawat, Bang Sue District
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatBang Sue
Khwaeng2
Area
 • Total11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total125,440[1]
 • Density10,907.82/km2 (28,251.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10800
Geocode1029

Bang Sue (Thai: บางซื่อ, pronounced [bāːŋ sɯ̂ː]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It borders Chatuchak to the east, Phaya Thai to the southeast, Dusit to the south, Bang Phlat and Bang Kruai across the Chao Phraya to the west and Mueang Nonthaburi to the north.

History[edit]

Bang Sue was one of eight outer Bangkok amphoes (districts) established during King Chulalongkorn's reign.[2] In an administrative reform in 1938, Bang Sue was reduced from an amphoe to a tambon (sub-district), becoming part of amphoe Dusit. In 1972, as part of the creation of a special administrative area of Bangkok where tambons in Bangkok were renamed khwaengs and amphoes in Bangkok were renamed khets, Bang Sue became Khwaeng Bang Sue under Khet Dusit. Bang Sue became a khet in 1989.

Its name meaning "Community of Faithfully". It appears in the Sunthorn Phu's poem "Journey to Phrabat" since 1807.[3]

Places[edit]

Rama VI Bridge

Rama VI Bridge was the first bridge to cross the Chao Phraya River. It was opened on 1 January 1923 and was named after King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). The 442 metre long and 10 metre wide road-rail bridge originally carried a single-track railway to the west and south of Thailand and a one-lane road. During World War II the bridge was heavily damaged by Allied bombing, since it was being used by the occupying Japanese. The reconstructed bridge was re-opened on 12 December 1953. In 1992, road traffic was permanently diverted to the new Rama VII bridge slightly upstream as the State Railway of Thailand converted the roadway to a second railway track.

King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok and Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon are major universities in the district.

Transport[edit]

Metro Station sign on the Blue Line of the Bangkok MRT

Bang Sue District hosts a MRT Blue Line station at Bang Sue MRT Station, the interchange station between the Blue Line and MRT Purple Line at Tao Poon MRT Station and Purple Line Bang Son and Wong Sawang stations.

State Railway of Thailand (SRT) trains serve the Bang Sue Junction Railway Station.

In 2019 the district will be the site of a new central station for Bangkok, Bang Sue Central Station, along with a new business district. Three separate subway lines are being planned or constructed which will connect Bang Sue to other districts in Bangkok.[4]

Administration[edit]

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

1. Bang Sue บางซื่อ
2. Wong Sawang  วงศ์สว่าง

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 2 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ "History of Bang Sue (in Thai)". Bang Sue District Office. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "นิราศพระบาท". silpathai (in Thai). 2014-02-25.
  4. ^ Clark, James (3 November 2016). "These rail projects will transform travel in Southeast Asia". Asia Times. Retrieved 2016-11-26.

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