Phasi Charoen district

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Phasi Charoen (Thai: ภาษีเจริญ, pronounced [pʰāː.sǐː t͡ɕā.rɤ̄ːn]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Taling Chan, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Thon Buri, Chom Thong, Bang Bon, and Bang Khae.

Phasi Charoen
ภาษีเจริญ
Khlong Phasi Charoen near Bang Wa BTS station
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°42′53″N 100°26′14″E / 13.71472°N 100.43722°E / 13.71472; 100.43722Coordinates: 13°42′53″N 100°26′14″E / 13.71472°N 100.43722°E / 13.71472; 100.43722
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatBang Wa
Khwaeng7
Area
 • Total17.834 km2 (6.886 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total126,824[1]
 • Density7,111.36/km2 (18,418.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10160
Geocode1022

HistoryEdit

The name of the district came from a canal, Khlong Phasi Charoen (คลองภาษีเจริญ), linking Tha Chin River to Khlong Bangkok Yai. The canal project was initiated by Phra Phasi Sombat Boribun (พระภาษีสมบัติบริบูรณ์), who later became Phraya Phison Sombat Boribun (พระยาพิสณฑ์สมบัติบริบูรณ์). Originally Phasi Charoen proposed to fund the project in exchange for the right to collect tolls for passage. It was approved by King Mongkut, however, with the fund given via tax deduction from the amount Phra Phasi Sombat Boriboon had to collect, thus making the canal toll-free. Construction began in 1866 and was completed in 1872 and the canal was named after the man who had overseen the project.

The district was established as Amphoe Phasi Charoen in 1899. It became Khet Phasi Charoen in 1972.

AdministrationEdit

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

1. Bang Wa บางหว้า
2. Bang Duan บางด้วน
3. Bang Chak บางจาก
4. Bang Waek บางแวก
5. Khlong Khwang คลองขวาง
6. Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen  ปากคลองภาษีเจริญ
7. Khuha Sawan คูหาสวรรค์

PlacesEdit

Bangkok in 2018 from Phasi Charoen District.

ShoppingEdit

TransportationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)

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