Bang Khen Destrict

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Bang Khen

บางเขน
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Anusawari Bangkhen
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°52′26″N 100°35′47″E / 13.87389°N 100.59639°E / 13.87389; 100.59639Coordinates: 13°52′26″N 100°35′47″E / 13.87389°N 100.59639°E / 13.87389; 100.59639
Kintra Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatAnusawari
Khwaeng2
Area
 • Total42.123 km2 (16.264 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Tot177,062
 • Density4,203/km2 (10,890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code10220
except Mu 8-10 of Tha Raeng: 10230
Geocode1005

Bang Khen (Thai: บางเขน; IPA: [bāːŋ kʰěːn]) is ane o the 50 destricts (Khet) o Bangkok, Thailand. It is boondit bi ither Bangkok destricts (frae north clockwise): Sai Mai, Khlong Sam Wa, Khan Na Yao, Bueng Kum, Lat Phrao, Chatuchak, Lak Si, an Don Mueang.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bang Khen wis established as an amphoe o Phra Nakhon province in 1897.

In 1972, the provinces o Thon Buri an Phra Nakhon wur combined an cried jointly Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. Admeenistrative units athin the caipital wur renamit as destrict (khet) an sub-destrict (khwaeng), replacin amphoe an tambon, respectively. Bang Khen thus became a destrict o the newly combined province. At that time it haed 8 sub-destricts.

Bang Khen wis ance a vera lairge destrict, but haes been greatly reducit in size efter several modifications tae the destrict boondars.

In 1989, wastren portion an soothwastren auries wur split aff tae create Don Muang an Chatuchak, respectively.

In 1997, a northren portion o Bang Khen wis split aff tae create Sai Mai destrict, but in the same reorganization Bang Khen receivit Moo 8-10 o Chorakhe Bua sub-destrict frae Lat Phrao destrict.

Nearbi auries o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wat Phra Si Mahathut Wora Malha Wiharn (Temple o Holy Relics, วัดพระศรีมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร)
  • Constitutional Protection Monument (อนุสาวรีย์พิทักษ์รัฐธรรมนูญ) at Lak Si Circle (วงเวียนหลักสี่)
  • Sathira Dhammasathan (เสถียรธรรมสถาน) Buddhist Retreat Center
  • Ying Charoen Mercat (ตลาดยิ่งเจริญ) or Saphan Mai Market (ตลาดสะพานใหม่)
    • The oreeginal name o Saphan Mai is Saphan Sukoranakhaseni (สะพานสุกรนาคเสนีย์).

Shoppin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eddication Nearbi auries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict is sub-dividit intae twa sub-destricts (Khwaeng).

1. Anusawari  อนุสาวรีย์
2. Tha Raeng  ท่าแร้ง

Destrict Cooncil[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Destrict Cooncil for Bang Khen haes aicht members, who serve fower-year terms.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]