Suan Luang District

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Suan Luang

สวนหลวง
Outer perimeter of the shrine to Mae Nak Phra Khanong at Wat Mahabut.
Outer perimeter of the shrine to Mae Nak Phra Khanong at Wat Mahabut.
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°39′5″E / 13.73028°N 100.65139°E / 13.73028; 100.65139Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°39′5″E / 13.73028°N 100.65139°E / 13.73028; 100.65139
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatPhatthanakan
Khwaeng3
Khet established14 Jan 1994
Area
 • Total23.678 km2 (9.142 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total122,534[1]
 • Density5,175.01/km2 (13,403.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10250
Geocode1034

Suan Luang (Thai: สวนหลวง, pronounced [sǔa̯n lǔa̯ŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung, Prawet, Phra Khanong, and Watthana.

History[edit]

Suan Luang was a sub-district of Phra Khanong district. When Phra Khanong district was split into smaller districts on 9 November 1989, Suan Luang became part of the new Prawet district. On 14 January 1994 (based on announcement 8 October 1993) Suan Luang was elevated to a district, merging the area once belong to Suan Luang sub-district with additional land from Prawet and Khlong Toei. The combined area is still called Suan Luang sub-district, and it is the only sub-district within Suan Luang district.

Administration[edit]

The district has three sub-districts (khwaeng).

1. Suan Luang  สวนหลวง
2. On Nut  อ่อนนุช
3. Phatthanakan  พัฒนาการ

Places[edit]

  • Wat Maha But is well known for its Mae Nak shrine. Numerous works of fiction and films including Nang Nak were influenced by Mae Nak.

Education[edit]

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. ^ "Contact." St. Mark's International School Bangkok. Retrieved on 6 Mar 2013. "St. Mark's International School 900 New Rama 9 Rd, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250"

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