Lat Phrao District

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Lat Phrao
ลาดพร้าว
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′13″N 100°36′27″E / 13.80361°N 100.60750°E / 13.80361; 100.60750Coordinates: 13°48′13″N 100°36′27″E / 13.80361°N 100.60750°E / 13.80361; 100.60750
Country Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Lat Phrao
Khwaeng 2
Khet established 4 September 1989
Area
 • Total 21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 120,394[1]
 • Density 5,599.72/km2 (14,503.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 10310 and 10230
Geocode 1038

Lat Phrao (Thai: ลาดพร้าว, pronounced [lâːt pʰráːw]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by six other districts (from north clockwise): Bang Khen, Bueng Kum, Bang Kapi, Wang Thonglang, and Chatuchak.

History[edit]

Formerly, Lat Phrao was a tambon of Bang Kapi District, in what was then Phra Nakhon Province, before the unification of Thonburi and Phra Nakhon into the single administrative area of Krung Thep (Bangkok). Later it was a sub-district (tambon) of the Bang Kapi District (amphoe), after naming conventions were changed for administrative districts of Bangkok.

On 4 September 1989, Lat Phrao was split off from Bang Kapi along with Bueng Kum as new districts.

In 1997, the boundaries of Lat Phrao District were modified to balance the size and population of Bangkok's districts. The portion of Chorake Bua sub-district north of Khok Khram and Ta Reng canals was reassigned to Bang Khen District, and portions of the Lat Phrao sub-district were added to Wang Thonglang District.

On 24 January 2002, portions of Wang Thonglang District were reassigned to Lat Phrao Sub-district.[2]

The word Lat Phrao can mean 'slope of coconut'. The district seal features a coconut putting forth two fresh leaves.[2]

Administration[edit]

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

1. Lat Phrao ลาดพร้าว 
2. Chorakhe Bua จรเข้บัว

District council[edit]

The district council for Lat Phrao has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on 30 April 2006. The results were seven seats for the Thai Rak Thai Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 2 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01.  (Search page)
  2. ^ a b "ประวัติความเป็นมา". Lat Phrao District Office (in Thai).