Wang Thonglang District

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Wang Thonglang

วังทองหลาง
Big C Supercenter Ladprao and former Imperial World Ladprao located on Lat Phrao Road in the district
Big C Supercenter Ladprao and former Imperial World Ladprao located on Lat Phrao Road in the district
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatPhlapphla
Khwaeng4
Khet establishedNovember 21, 1997
Area
 • Total18.905 km2 (7.299 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total112,116[1]
 • Density5,930.49/km2 (15,359.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code
10310
Geocode1045

Wang Thonglang (Thai: วังทองหลาง, pronounced [wāŋ tʰɔ̄ːŋ.lǎːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Lat Phrao, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, and Chatuchak.

History[edit]

The district was established on 21 November 1997 (announced 14 October 1997) occupying Wang Thonglang and part of Khlong Chan sub-district of Bang Kapi and part of Lat Phrao sub-district of Lat Phrao district. The total area was 19.205 km2. In 2002 (announced 24 January, effective 11 March) the district boundary between Wang Thonglang and Lat Phrao districts was adjusted. Now Wang Thonglang has 18.905 km2 of area.

The name Wang Thonglang means 'the deep body of water around which Erythrina fusca grows'.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 4 sub-districts (khwaeng).

1. Wang Thonglang  วังทองหลาง
2. Saphan Song  สะพานสอง
3. Khlong Chaokhun Sing  คลองเจ้าคุณสิงห์
4. Phlapphla  พลับพลา

Education[edit]

Secondary schools:

International schools:

District Council[edit]

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

Diplomatic missions[edit]

  • Embassy of Cambodia[4]
  • Embassy of Laos[5]

Places[edit]

  • Chao Phraya Bodindecha Museum
  • Golden Place

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. ^ "comment_se_rendre_au_lfib_fr.pdf" (Archived 2014-05-14 at WebCite) Lycée Français International de Bangkok. Retrieved on May 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Singapore International School of Bangkok. Retrieved on May 8, 2015. "Pracha Uthit Campus 498/11 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 39 (Tepleela 1), Wangthonglang, Wangthonglang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand" Map
  4. ^ "Diplomatic and Consular List" (PDF). Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Diplomatic and Consular List" (PDF). Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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