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Bang Bon
บางบอน
Ekkachai Road (Highway 3242), Bang Bon, April 2022
Ekkachai Road (Highway 3242), Bang Bon, April 2022
Etymology: A Place of Elephant Ears
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
CountryThailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Bon Tai
Khwaeng4
Khet established6 March 1998
Area
 • Total34.745 km2 (13.415 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total107,118 [1]
 • Density3,082.97/km2 (7,984.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 ( ICT)
Postal code
10150
Geocode1050

Bang Bon ( Thai: บางบอน, pronounced [bāːŋ bɔ̄ːn]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbours, clockwise from north, are Bang Khae, Phasi Charoen, Chom Thong, and Bang Khun Thian districts of Bangkok, Mueang Samut Sakhon district and Krathum Baen district of Samut Sakhon province, and Nong Khaem district of Bangkok.

History

Formerly Bang Bon was a tambon of amphoe Bang Khun Thian in Thonburi Province, prior to the merger of Thonburi and Phra Nakhon into a single province, after which it was a sub-district of Bang Khun Thian District.

On 14 October 1997, Bang Bon was split from Bang Khun Thian and established as a new district. The district office opened on 6 March 1998, the last of Bangkok's 50 districts to open, first established temporarily at the Thepyada Arak Fresh Market building, but later moved to a permanent location on Ekkachai Road.

The name Bang Bon is reference to a type of herbaceous in taro family called bon (บอน, pronounced [bɔ̄ːn]) in Thai, also known internationally as elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis). Bang Bon is therefore "a place of elephant ears".

Administration

The district has four sub-districts ( khwaeng).

No. Name Thai Area
(km2)
Map
2.
Bang Bon Nuea บางบอนเหนือ
15.203
Map
3.
Bang Bon Tai บางบอนใต้
8.939
4.
Khlong Bang Phran คลองบางพราน
5.423
5.
Khlong Bang Bon คลองบางบอน
5.180
Total
34.745

The missing number 1 is the sub-district that was dissolved and divided into four current sub-districts.

Economy

Agriculture is an important part of the area economy. Among Bang Bon's famous products are Nam Doc Mai mangos, coconuts, orchids, and lotus. [2]

Places

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 3 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. ( Search page)
  2. ^ "ชีวิตชาวสวนและแหล่งผลิตดอกไม้ย่านบางบอน" [Gardeners' life and flower production areas in Bang Bon]. Sanook.com (in Thai). 2005-02-18. Retrieved 2020-05-31.