Din Daeng District
Rot Fai Night Market (Ratchada branch)
District location in Bangkok
|Khet established||14 January 1994|
|• Total||8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||14,590.83/km2 (37,790.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
The district was created in 1993, when the eastern part of Phaya Thai was split off to form a new district. The district is highly populated partly due to the concentration of apartments built by National Housing Authority. They are along Din Daeng Road and Pracha Songkhro Road.
Its name "Din Daeng" meaning "red soil", derived from the name of Din Daeng Road that cuts through the area. Because during the period of the government of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram, the construction of this road therefore making this area full of red soil dust.
According to Thailand's Pollution Control Department (PCD) Din Daeng is the noisiest district in the city. It suffers from noise pollution on the order of an average daily noise level of 71.6 to 81.6 A-weighted decibels. A-weighting is commonly used for the measurement of environmental and industrial noise, as well as for assessing potential hearing damage. The safe limit is no more than 70 decibels on average in a 24-hour period. The PCD attributes the noise to vehicular traffic.
Sites in Thon Buri District and Huai Khwang District were named the second and third most noise polluted.
The district is divided into two sub-districts (khwaeng).
- Embassy of China
- "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 2 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 1 April 2018. (Search page)
- "Bangkok Noise Level". Pollution Control Department (PCD). Retrieved 6 July 2019.
- "Three Bangkok communities suffering bad noise pollution". The Nation. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
- "Diplomatic and Consular List" (PDF). Retrieved 16 August 2019.
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