Min Buri District

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Min Buri District

เขตมีนบุรี
Ruamrudee International School
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′50″N 100°44′53″E / 13.81389°N 100.74806°E / 13.81389; 100.74806Coordinates: 13°48′50″N 100°44′53″E / 13.81389°N 100.74806°E / 13.81389; 100.74806
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatMin Buri
Khwaeng2
Area
 • Total63.645 km2 (24.573 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total141,750[1]
 • Density2,227.19/km2 (5,768.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10510
Geocode1010

Min Buri (Thai: มีนบุรี, pronounced [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.

History[edit]

The district was once a province established in 1901 during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. It consisted of Khlong Sam Wa District, Saen Saep District, Nong Chok District, and Chia Radap District (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 1930-1931 caused the government to disband various organizations to reduce expenses. Min Buri Province was eliminated and turned into amphoe (district) Min Buri and Lat Krabang District of Bangkok, and Nong Chok District of Chachoengsao Province. In 1957 part of Saen Saep subdistrict of Lat Krabang was transferred to Min Buri. In 1997, the northern part of Min Buri was split off to form the new Khlong Sam Wa District.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Min Buri มีนบุรี
2. Saen Saep  แสนแสบ

District council[edit]

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:

Places[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Min Buri Local Museum (Formerly Min Buri City Hall)
  • Small Barge Museum

Markets[edit]

  • Min Buri Old Market
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market 2, Min Buri
  • Kwan-Riam Floating Market

Public Park[edit]

  • Rama IX Commemoration Park (สวนเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ร.9 มีนบุรี)

Temples[edit]

  • Wat Bang Pheng Tai (วัดบางเพ็งใต้)
  • Wat Bamphen Nuea (วัดบำเพ็ญเหนือ)
  • Wat Saen Suk (วัดแสนสุข)

Education[edit]

Sports[edit]

Industrial estate[edit]

  • Bangchan Industrial Estate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Bromsgrove International School Thailand. Retrieved on 6 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Contact." RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. Retrieved on February 11, 2015. "RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok
  4. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2013-03-18 at the Wayback Machine." Ruamrudee International School. Retrieved on 6 March 2013. "Ruamrudee International School"
  5. ^ "私立在外教育施設一覧" (). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved on March 1, 2015.

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