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Bang Kho Laem
The waterfront promenade at Asiatique
Khet location in Bangkok
|Seat||Bang Kho Laem|
|Khet established||November 9, 1989|
|• Total||10.921 km2 (4.217 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,182.21/km2 (21,191.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Bang Kho Laem (Thai: บางคอแหลม, pronounced [bāːŋ kʰɔ̄ː lɛ̌ːm]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by (clockwise from north) Sathon, Yan Nawa, and across the Chao Phraya River, Rat Burana, Thon Buri and Khlong San districts.
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.
Assumed that the name "Bang Kho Laem" is derived from the Bahasa Malaysia "kolam" (pronounced: kolum), which means "pool" or "reservoir" (freshwater), and also used in Malaysia today. The term "Bang" is Thai means "community on the waterfront", which is often used as a prefix for places in Thailand.
The district is divided into three sub-districts (khwaeng).
|1.||Bang Kho Laem||บางคอแหลม|
|2.||Wat Phraya Krai||วัดพระยาไกร|
Important streets in the district include:
Secondary streets in the district include:
Asiatique is a famous open-air night shopping mall in Bangkok.
Shrewsbury International School is in the district.