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.
District location in Bangkok
District 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
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatPhatthanakan
Khwaengs3
District established14 January 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 (following its announcement on 8 October 1993) Suan Luang was elevated to a district, merging the area once belonging to Suan Luang Sub-district with additional land from Prawet and Khlong Toei. Suan Luang Sub-district remained the only sub-district until 2017, when the two new sub-districts of On Nut and Phatthanakan were created.[2]

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.[3]

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. ^ "ประกาศกรุงเทพมหานคร เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงพื้นที่แขวงสวนหลวง และตั้งแขวงอ่อนนุช แขวงพัฒนาการ เขตสวนหลวง" (PDF). Royal Thai Government Gazette (in Thai). 134: 44. 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ Rithdee, Kong (26 July 2019). "Nam Nak at 20". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Contact." St. Mark's International School Bangkok. Retrieved on 6 Mar 2013.

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