Rat Burana District

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Rat Burana

ราษฎร์บูรณะ
Kasikorn Bank Head Office located at the foot of the Rama IX Bridge rim the Chao Phraya River in Rat Burana sub-district, Rat Burana district.
Kasikorn Bank Head Office located at the foot of the Rama IX Bridge rim the Chao Phraya River in Rat Burana sub-district, Rat Burana district.
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°40′56″N 100°30′20″E / 13.68222°N 100.50556°E / 13.68222; 100.50556Coordinates: 13°40′56″N 100°30′20″E / 13.68222°N 100.50556°E / 13.68222; 100.50556
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatRat Burana
Khwaeng2
Area
 • Total15.782 km2 (6.093 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total82,545[1]
 • Density5,230.32/km2 (13,546.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code
10140
Geocode1024

Rat Burana (Thai: ราษฎร์บูรณะ, pronounced [râːt būːrānáʔ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by (clockwise from east to north) Amphoe Phra Pradaeng of Samut Prakan Province, Thung Khru, Chom Thong and Thon Buri districts of Bangkok while its north to east is Chao Phraya River with (clockwise) Bang Kho Laem and Yan Nawa districts across the river.

History[edit]

The area was settled as a frontier for Thonburi when King Taksin established Thonburi as the new capital. Later administration reform placed Rat Burana as an amphoe of Thonburi province. It was then moved to Nakhon Khuan Khan province (now Amphoe Phra Pradaeng) until the province was demoted to an amphoe of Samut Prakan Province. It was then moved back to Thonburi province until Thonburi and Bangkok were merged. It is now a district of Bangkok. In 1998, part of Rat Burana left to form a new district, Thung Khru.

The area of Rat Burana district in the past was orchards adjacent to the Chao Phraya River, Rat Burana people have a career as a farmer in areca palm cultivation and the thing that is famous here is Chompoo mamiao (ชมพู่มะเหมี่ยว; a variety of rose apple), which has a sweet crispy flavor.

Rat Burana district is home to many important ancient temples such as Wat Prasert Sutthawat, Wat Bang Pakok, Wat Chaeng Ron, Wat Son, Wat Rat Burana, with also the location of the "Rama IX Bridge" important transportation routes as well. [2]

In 2015, Baan Khru Noi, "One of Bangkok's oldest" charity homes for children, was scheduled to close after 30 years.[3]

Administration[edit]

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

1. Rat Burana ราษฎร์บูรณะ
2. Bang Pakok  บางปะกอก

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. ^ SirCarrot. "[CR] รีวิวครั้งแรก...มุมสงบที่ซ่อนอยู่ในกรุงเทพฯ" [[CR] The first review...peaceful point hidden in Bangkok]. Pantip.com (in Thai).
  3. ^ Indebted Khru Noi to close charity home

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