Nong Chok Destrict

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Nong Chok
หนองจอก
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°51′20″N 100°51′45″E / 13.85556°N 100.86250°E / 13.85556; 100.86250Coordinates: 13°51′20″N 100°51′45″E / 13.85556°N 100.86250°E / 13.85556; 100.86250
Kintra  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Krathum Rai
Khwaeng 8
Aurie
 • Total 236.261 km2 (91.221 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Tot 117,385
 • Density 497/km2 (1,290/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10530
Geocode 1003

Nong Chok (Thai: หนองจอก; IPA: [nɔ̌ːŋ tɕɔ̀ːk]) is ane o the 50 destricts (Khet) o Bangkok, Thailand. It is boondit bi ither destricts (frae north clockwise): Lam Luk Ka Destrict o Pathum Thani Province, Bang Nam Priao an Mueang Chachoengsao Destrict o Chachoengsao Province, Lat Krabang, Min Buri an Khlong Sam Wa o Bangkok. It is the biggest an the least populatit destrict o Bangkok.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict wis established as an amphoe in 1897 durin Keeng Chulalongkorn period. The oreeginal settlers wur muslims relocatit frae ceeties in soothren Thailand. In 1902, it became an amphoe o the newly setup Min Buri Province. Due tae economic haurdship durin 1930-31, Min Buri Province wus disbandit in 1931 an Nong Chok wis transferred tae Chachoengsao Province. Housomeivver the admeenistration wis muivit unner Bangkok the next year due tae inconveniece o travel atween Nong Chok an Chachoengsao. The day aboot 75 percent o the population remains Muslims while 22 percent are Buddhists. The name Nong Chok means watter lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) swamp.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agricultur wis an remains the maist important pairt o Nong Chok economy. Rice, vegetables, fruits, an livestocks are main products. It is famous for its gemmecocks an birdcages. Lots o canals wur dug for irrigation an transportation.

Places[eedit | eedit soorce]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

  1. Krathum Rai (กระทุ่มราย)
  2. Nong Chok (หนองจอก)
  3. Khlong Sip (คลองสิบ)
  4. Khlong Sip Song (คลองสิบสอง)
  5. Khok Faet (โคกแฝด)
  6. Khu Fang Nuea (คู้ฝั่งเหนือ)
  7. Lam Phak Chi (ลำผักชี)
  8. Lam Toiting (ลำต้อยติ่ง)

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