Lam Luk Ka District

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Lam Luk Ka

ลำลูกกา
District location in Pathum Thani Province
District location in Pathum Thani Province
Coordinates: 13°55′57″N 100°44′58″E / 13.93250°N 100.74944°E / 13.93250; 100.74944Coordinates: 13°55′57″N 100°44′58″E / 13.93250°N 100.74944°E / 13.93250; 100.74944
CountryThailand
ProvincePathum Thani
SeatLam Luk Ka
Subdistricts8
Area
 • Total297.71 km2 (114.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total273,438
 • Density918.47/km2 (2,378.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code12150
Geocode1306

Lam Luk Ka (Thai: ลำลูกกา, pronounced [lām lûːk kāː]) is a district (amphoe) of Pathum Thani Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The name Lam Luk Ka originates from a fertile pond in Bueng Lam Luk Ka District. When the government created the district Lam Luk Ka in 1904, they cut the word Bueng off. Locals say the name translates to English as 'song of the baby raven' and many raven statues adorn buildings and lampposts along the secondary highway through the city.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Thanyaburi of Pathum Thani; Ongkharak of Nakhon Nayok Province; Bang Nam Priao of Chachoengsao Province; Nong Chok, Khlong Sam Wa, Sai Mai, and Don Mueang of Bangkok; and Mueang Pathum Thani.

Khlong Rangsit is the main water resource of the district.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into eight subdistricts (tambons). There are three town municipalities (thesaban mueangs): Khu Khot, Lam Sam Kaeo, and Lat Sawai, and two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambons): Lam Luk Ka and Lam Sai. There are six subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO).

1. Khu Khot คูคต
2. Lat Sawai ลาดสวาย
3. Bueng Kham Phroi บึงคำพร้อย
4. Lam Luk Ka ลำลูกกา
5. Bueng Thong Lang บึงทองหลาง
6. Lam Sai ลำไทร
7. Bueng Kho Hai บึงคอไห
8. Phuet Udom พืชอุดม