Nong Chok District

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Nong Chok

หนองจอก
Bangkok Arena in 2015
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°51′20″N 100°51′45″E / 13.85556°N 100.86250°E / 13.85556; 100.86250Coordinates: 13°51′20″N 100°51′45″E / 13.85556°N 100.86250°E / 13.85556; 100.86250
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatKrathum Rai
Khwaeng8
Area
 • Total236.261 km2 (91.221 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total170,643[1]
 • Density722.26/km2 (1,870.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code
10530
Geocode1003

Nong Chok (Thai: หนองจอก, pronounced [nɔ̌ːŋ t͡ɕɔ̀ːk]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Lam Luk Ka of Pathum Thani Province, Amphoe Bang Nam Priao and Amphoe Mueang Chachoengsao of Chachoengsao Province, Lat Krabang, Min Buri and Khlong Sam Wa of Bangkok. It is the biggest and the least populated district of Bangkok.

History[edit]

The district was established as an amphoe in 1897 during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. The original settlers were Muslims relocated from southern Thailand. In 1902, it became an amphoe of the newly setup Min Buri Province. Due to economic hardship during 1930-31, Min Buri Province was disbanded in 1931 and Nong Chok was transferred to Chachoengsao Province. However the administration was moved under Bangkok the next year due to inconveniece of travel between Nong Chok and Chachoengsao. Today about 75% of the population are Muslims while 22% are buddhists. The name Nong Chok means water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) swamp.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture was and remains the most important part of Nong Chok economy. Rice, vegetables, fruits, and livestocks are main products. It is famous for its gamecocks and birdcages. Lots of canals were dug for irrigation and transportation.

Places[edit]

Nong Chok National Football Center

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into eight sub-districts (Khwaeng).

  1. Krathum Rai (กระทุ่มราย)
  2. Nong Chok (หนองจอก)
  3. Khlong Sip (คลองสิบ)
  4. Khlong Sip Song (คลองสิบสอง)
  5. Khok Faet (โคกแฝด)
  6. Khu Fang Nuea (คู้ฝั่งเหนือ)
  7. Lam Phak Chi (ลำผักชี)
  8. Lam Toiting (ลำต้อยติ่ง)

Education[edit]

International schools include:

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. ^ Home. Korean International School of Bangkok. Retrieved on March 8, 2016. "우) 10530 29/19 M.6 SOI 28 MITMAITRI NONGCHOK BANGKOK"

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