Lat Krabang District
Amphoe location in Bangkok
|• Total||123.9 km2 (47.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,144.38/km2 (2,963.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Bang Bo, Bang Sao Thong and Bang Phli (Samut Prakan Province), Prawet, Saphan Sung, Min Buri and Nong Chok (Bangkok) and Mueang Chachoengsao (Chachoengsao Province).
In October 2005, the plan to create the special administrative area Nakhon Suvarnabhumi around the new Bangkok airport became public. Lat Krabang was among the five districts that were to be included in this new administrative area.
The district of Lat Krabang is centered on Lat Krabang Road, which is only a 15-minute taxi ride to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is also easily accessible from the Airport Link, which is a direct train from the airport to the center of Bangkok city. The area, like the rest of Bangkok, has plentiful street vendors selling authentic Thai cuisine as well as cheap household and personal items. Additionally, in the center of Lat Krabang there is the Suvarnabhumi Night Market, where you can by anything from clothes to electronics, and of course, food.
The district is sub-divided into six sub-districts (Kwaeng).
|2.||Khlong Song Ton Nun||คลองสองต้นนุ่น|
|3.||Khlong Sam Prawet||คลองสามประเวศ|
|4.||Lam Pla Thio||ลำปลาทิว|
The District Council for Lat Krabang has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were as follows:
- Thai Rak Thai Party - 7 seats
- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
- Protpittayapayat School
- Lad Krabang Industrial Estate