Prawet District

Prawet District (Thai: ประเวศ, pronounced [prā.wêːt]) is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the southeast. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Bang Phli (Samut Prakan Province), Bang Na, Phra Khanong, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung and Lat Krabang (Bangkok).

Prawet

ประเวศ
Suan Luang Rama IX
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′1″N 100°41′40″E / 13.71694°N 100.69444°E / 13.71694; 100.69444Coordinates: 13°43′1″N 100°41′40″E / 13.71694°N 100.69444°E / 13.71694; 100.69444
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatPrawet
Khwaeng3
Khet established9 November 1989
Area
 • Total52.5 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total175,656[1]
 • Density3,345.82/km2 (8,665.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10250
(Dokmai, Mu 2-10 of Nong Bon: 10260)
Geocode1032

HistoryEdit

Prawet was once part of Phra Khanong District. Prawet was elevated to become a separate district in 1989. Part of Prawet, especially the Suan Luang Sub-district, was carved out to establish Suan Luang District on 14 January 1994.

Its name after Khlong Prawet Burirom, a canal that flows through the northern area.

In October 2005 the plan to create the special administrative area Nakhon Suvarnabhumi around the new Bangkok airport became public. Prawet was supposed to be one of five districts to be included in this new area.

AdministrationEdit

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

1. Prawet ประเวศ
2. Nong Bon หนองบอน
3. Dokmai ดอกไม้

PlacesEdit

EducationEdit

Place of worshipEdit

  • Masjid Assa'adah
  • Wat Kaeo Phithak Charoen Tham
  • Wat Krathum Suea Pla
  • Wat Taklam
  • Yami Ul Ibadah (also known as Masjid Ban Tang Khawi)[4]

Public parkEdit

Shopping centerEdit

TransportationEdit

Srinagarindra Road is a main artery of the district, Chaloem Phra Kiat Ratchakan Thi 9 and Phatthanakan with On Nut (Sukhumvit 77) as well as Sukhaphiban 2 Roads considered as a minor road. Kanchanaphisek Road (Outer Ring Road) passes through the eastern area. Prawet is served by Ban Thap Chang Station of the State Railway of Thailand, whose eastern line and airport rail link runs past the area.

ReferencesEdit

  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 1 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) (Search page)
  2. ^ "About Us". Pan-Asia International School. Retrieved 18 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Bang Na Campus". Wells International School. Retrieved 18 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Svasti, Pichaya (7 September 2017). "A tale of two canals". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 31 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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