Lat Krabang District

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Lat Krabang
ลาดกระบัง
Khet
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Amphoe location in Bangkok
Amphoe location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′24″N 100°47′3″E / 13.72333°N 100.78417°E / 13.72333; 100.78417Coordinates: 13°43′24″N 100°47′3″E / 13.72333°N 100.78417°E / 13.72333; 100.78417
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Lat Krabang
Khwaeng 6
Area
 • Total 123.9 km2 (47.8 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 141,789
 • Density 1,144.38/km2 (2,963.9/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10520
Geocode 1011

Lat Krabang (Thai: ลาดกระบัง; IPA: [lâːt krā.bāŋ]) is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, located in the east of the town.

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.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into six sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Lat Krabang ลาดกระบัง
2. Khlong Song Ton Nun คลองสองต้นนุ่น
3. Khlong Sam Prawet คลองสามประเวศ
4. Lam Pla Thio ลำปลาทิว
5. Thap Yao ทับยาว
6. Khum Thong ขุมทอง

District Council[edit]

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:

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