Min Buri District
|Min Buri District
Khet location in Bangkok
|• Total||63.645 km2 (24.573 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,810/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
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.
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.
The district is sub-divided into two sub-districts (Khwaeng).
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:
- Democrat Party - 7 seats
- Min Buri Local Museum (Formerly Min Buri City Hall)
- Small Barge Museum
- Min Buri Old Market
- Chatuchak Weekend Market 2, Min Buri
- Kwan-Riam Floating Market
- Rama IX Commemoration Park (สวนเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ร.9 มีนบุรี)
- Wat Bang Pheng Tai (วัดบางเพ็งใต้)
- Wat Bamphen Nuea (วัดบำเพ็ญเหนือ)
- Wat Saen Suk (วัดแสนสุข)
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- Kasem Bundit University Romklao Campus
- Minburi Discovery Learning Library
- Setthabutbamphen School
- Satrisetthabutbamphen School
- Minburi Technical College
- Kanchanaphisek Technical College Mahanakorn
- Minprasatwittaya School
- Bromsgrove International School Thailand (early years campus and primary and secondary campus)
- RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok
- Ruamrudee International School
- Josuikan Bangkok International School
- Bangchan Industrial Estate
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