Nong Khaem District

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Nong Khaem

หนองแขม
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°42′17″N 100°20′56″E / 13.70472°N 100.34889°E / 13.70472; 100.34889Coordinates: 13°42′17″N 100°20′56″E / 13.70472°N 100.34889°E / 13.70472; 100.34889
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatNong Khang Phlu
Khwaeng2
Area
 • Total35.825 km2 (13.832 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total155,722[1]
 • Density4,346.74/km2 (11,258.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10160
Geocode1023

Nong Khaem (Thai: หนองแขม, pronounced [nɔ̌ːŋ kʰɛ̌ːm]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Thawi Watthana, Bang Khae, Bang Bon of Bangkok, Krathum Baen of Samut Sakhon Province, Sam Phran and Phutthamonthon of Nakhon Pathom Province.

History[edit]

The name of the district came from nong which means 'wetland' and khaem which means 'reed' (Phragmites karka), a reedy plant, reflecting its environment in the past. It was set up as Amphoe Nong Khaem in 1902. In 1938 it become a king amphoe of Amphoe Phasi Charoen for about 20 years before it was elevated to amphoe status again. It became a khet in 1972 after Bangkok administrative reform. In 1998, the eastern part of Nong Khaem (Lak Song Sub-district) was made part of the newly established district of Khet Bang Khae.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Nong Khaem หนองแขม
2. Nong Khang Phlu  หนองค้างพลู

Economy[edit]

In 1973 Thai President Foods started production of its instant food in a factory in Nong Khang Phlu, most notably the instant noodle soup of the MAMA brand. In 1986 the factory was moved to Si Racha, as the old one became too small.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)

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