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13°41′36″N 100°30′9″E / 13.69333°N 100.50250°E / 13.69333; 100.50250
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Bang Kho Laem
บางคอแหลม
The waterfront promenade at Asiatique
The waterfront promenade at Asiatique
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°41′36″N 100°30′9″E / 13.69333°N 100.50250°E / 13.69333; 100.50250
CountryThailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Kho Laem
Khwaeng3
Khet establishedNovember 9, 1989
Area
 • Total10.921 km2 (4.217 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total89,358 [1]
 • Density8,182.21/km2 (21,191.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 ( ICT)
Postal code
10120
Geocode1031

Bang Kho Laem ( Thai: บางคอแหลม, pronounced [bāːŋ kʰɔ̄ː lɛ̌ːm]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent district officer is Samita Xanthavanij. The district is bounded by (clockwise from north) Sathon, Yannawa, and across the Chao Phraya River, Rat Burana, Thon Buri and Khlong San districts.

History

Bang Kho Laem was formerly a part of amphoe Ban Thawai in Phra Pradaeng Province.

Ban Thawai was later reassigned to Phra Nakhon Province, and renamed amphoe Yan Nawa. When Phra Nakhon and Thon Buri were combined into a single province in 1972, the names of administrative units in the newly combined capital were changed from amphoe and tambon to district (khet) and sub-district (khwaeng). Thus, amphoe Yan Nawa (อำเภอยานนาวา) became khet Yan Nawa (เขตยานนาวา).

Due to population increases, on 18 April 1989, Yan Nawa Branch 2 (Khwaeng Bang Kho Laem) was established as a second administrative unit within the Yan Nawa District, overseeing three sub-districts: Bang Kho Laem, Wat Phraya Krai, and Bang Khlo. It became a separate district on 9 November 1989, called Bang Kho Laem.

The name Bang Kho Laem literally means "a place of narrow neck", referring to the Chao Phraya River that bends sharply here. It has been noted that it may have a Bangkok Malay origin. [2]

Within Soi Charoen Krung 103 is a Muslim community known as Suan Luang 1, that has been around for a long time. In the past, the waterway here was a large khlong (canal) with clean water and children could swim in it, and there was a ship passing by. It is now just a small waterway. Since 2013, it has been developed into a waterfront market. There are about 100 street food stalls, all of which are halal. Although some traders are non-Muslims. [3]

Administration

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

No. Name Thai Area
(km2)
Map
1.
Bang Kho Laem บางคอแหลม
2.749
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2.
Wat Phraya Krai วัดพระยาไกร
2.300
3.
Bang Khlo บางโคล่
5.872
Total
10.921

Places

Important streets in the district include:

Secondary streets in the district include:

  • Sut Prasoet Road
  • Chalaem Nimit Road
  • Charoen Krung 85 and Sut Prasoet 9 (Soi Ban Mai)
  • Charoen Krung 107, Charoen Rat 7, and Charoen Rat 10 (Soi Pradu 1)
  • Charoen Rat 5, Charoen Rat 5 Yaek 4, Charoen Rat 7 Yaek 7, and Charoen Rat 8 (Soi Yu Di)
  • Chan 43 (Soi Wat Phai Ngoen)
  • Sathu Pradit 12 (Soi Thawi Sit)
  • Charoen Rat 7 Yaek 35 (Soi Rat Uthit 1)

Asiatique is a famous open-air night shopping mall in Bangkok.

Education

Shrewsbury International School is in the district.

Health

Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital, operated by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is in the district.

References

  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. ^ P. Sinak (2021-05-07). "สอบสวนชื่อย่านในกรุงเทพฯ ที่เป็นภาษามลายู ฤๅคำ "บางกอก" ก็มาจากภาษามลายู?". Art & Culture (in Thai). Retrieved 2023-12-07.
  3. ^ Xanthavanij, Apimuk (2023-02-15). "#ที่นี่บางคอแหลม ตลาดท่องเที่ยวชุมชนริมคลองเจริญกรุง103" [#This is Bang Kho Laem, Charoen Krung 103 Canal Community Tourist Market]. Facebook (in Thai). Retrieved 2023-02-15.