Saphan Sung District

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Saphan Sung

สะพานสูง
Unknown location of Saphan Sung District
Unknown location of Saphan Sung District
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°46′12″N 100°41′5″E / 13.77000°N 100.68472°E / 13.77000; 100.68472Coordinates: 13°46′12″N 100°41′5″E / 13.77000°N 100.68472°E / 13.77000; 100.68472
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatSaphan Sung
Khwaeng3
EstablishedNovember 21, 1997
Area
 • Total28.124 km2 (10.859 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total95,537[1]
 • Density3,396.99/km2 (8,798.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code
10240
except Khwaeng Thap Chang: 10250
Geocode1044

Saphan Sung (Thai: สะพานสูง, pronounced [sā.pʰāːn sǔːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the eastern part of the capital, it is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Khan Na Yao, Min Buri, Lat Krabang, Prawet, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, and Bueng Kum. Most part of Saphan Sung district are low density residential area.

History[edit]

Saphan Sung was separated from Bueng Kum on 14 October 1997 announcement, effective 21 November 1997, together with Khan Na Yao.[2] Saphan Sung means tall bridge referring to the shape of bridge built over khlongs (Thai canals) back when boats were a main mode of transportation.

Administration[edit]

The district has three sub-districts (khwaeng).

1. Saphan Sung  สะพานสูง
2. Rat Phatthana  ราษฎร์พัฒนา
3. Thap Chang  ทับช้าง

Places[edit]

  • Wat Lat Bua Khao (วัดลาดบัวขาว)
  • Triam Udom Suksa Nomklao School
  • Saphan Sung Discovery Learning Library
  • Saphan Sung Youth Centre
  • Pra-Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako Foundation

District Council[edit]

The District Council for Saphan Sung has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 2 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงพื้นที่เขตบางเขน เขตลาดพร้าว เขตบึงกุ่ม เขตประเวศ และตั้งเขตสายไหม เขตคันนายาว เขตสะพานสูง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 114 (พิเศษ 108 ง): 6. 1997-11-18.

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