Yan Nawa District

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Yan Nawa

Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 100°32′35″E / 13.69694°N 100.54306°E / 13.69694; 100.54306Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 100°32′35″E / 13.69694°N 100.54306°E / 13.69694; 100.54306
SeatChong Nonsi
 • Total16.662 km2 (6.433 sq mi)
 • Total78,797[1]
 • Density4,729.14/km2 (12,248.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Yan Nawa or Yannawa (Thai: ยานนาวา, pronounced [jāːn nāːwāː]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by (clockwise from west to northeast) Rat Burana (across Chao Phraya River), Bang Kho Laem, Sathon, and Khlong Toei Districts of Bangkok. Its neighbor from east to south is Phra Pradaeng District of Samut Prakan Province.


Yan Nawa, in the past, was called Ban Thawai (Tavoy village, บ้านทะวาย)[2] or Ban Khok Khwai (water buffalo pen village, บ้านคอกควาย) due to a large concentration of Tavoy people who often brought water buffaloes to market for trade. It became Ban Thawai District during King Chulalongkorn's rule, and was part of Phra Pradaeng Province. When that province was abolished in 1932, its northern parts were added to Phra Nakhon (Bangkok) Province. Ban Tavoy was then renamed Yan Nawa District in agreement with the earlier rename of Wat Ban Thawai to Wat Yan Nawa. It became a khet in 1972 and the present-day khwaeng in 1975. On 9 November 1989 parts of Yan Nawa were split off to form two new districts, Sathon and Bang Kho Laem. Wat Yan Nawa, the temple the district name inherits, is now in Sathon District.


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

1. Chong Nonsi ช่องนนทรี
2. Bang Phongphang  บางโพงพาง



Diplomatic mission[edit]

  • Embassy of Libya[3]



  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอและตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 877–882. 1939-09-25.
  3. ^ "Diplomatic and Consular List" (PDF). Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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