Min Buri District

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Min Buri District
เขตมีนบุรี
Khet
Ruamrudee International School
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′50″N 100°44′53″E / 13.81389°N 100.74806°E / 13.81389; 100.74806Coordinates: 13°48′50″N 100°44′53″E / 13.81389°N 100.74806°E / 13.81389; 100.74806
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Min Buri
Khwaeng 2
Area
 • Total 63.645 km2 (24.573 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 115,212
 • Density 1,810/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 10510
Geocode 1010

Min Buri (Thai: มีนบุรี; IPA: [mīːn būrīː]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Khlong Sam Wa, Nong Chok, Lat Krabang, Saphan Sung, and Khan Na Yao.

History[edit]

The district was once a province established in 1901 during King Chulalongkorn period consisting of Amphoe Khlong Sam Wa, Amphoe Saen Saep, Amphoe Nong Chok, and Amphoe Chia Radap (เจียรดับ). The name Min Buri (meaning city of fish) was chosen to go with the existing Thanyaburi Province (meaning city of rice). Economic problems during 1930-31 caused the government to disband various organizations to reduce expenses. Min Buri Province was eliminated and turned into amphoe Min Buri and Amphoe Lat Krabang of Bangkok, and Amphoe Nong Chok of Chachoengsao Province. In 1957 part of Saen Saep subdistrict of Lat Krabang were transferred to Min Buri. And finally in 1997, the northern part of Min Buri were split out to form the new Khlong Sam Wa district.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Min Buri มีนบุรี
2. Saen Saep  แสนแสบ

District council[edit]

The district council for Min Buri has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on 30 April 2006. The results were as follows:

Places[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Min Buri Local Museum (Formerly Min Buri City Hall)
  • Small Barge Museum

Markets[edit]

  • Min Buri Old Market
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market 2, Min Buri
  • Kwan-Riam Floating Market

Public Park[edit]

  • Rama IX Commemoration Park (สวนเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ร.9 มีนบุรี)

Temples[edit]

  • Wat Bang Pheng Tai (วัดบางเพ็งใต้)
  • Wat Bamphen Nuea (วัดบำเพ็ญเหนือ)
  • Wat Saen Suk (วัดแสนสุข)

Education[edit]

Sports[edit]

Industrial Estate[edit]

  • Bangchan Industrial Estate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Bromsgrove International School Thailand. Retrieved on 6 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Contact." RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. Retrieved on February 11, 2015. "RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Ruamrudee International School. Retrieved on 6 March 2013. "Ruamrudee International School"
  4. ^ "私立在外教育施設一覧" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved on March 1, 2015.

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