Din Daeng District

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Din Daeng

ดินแดง
Esplanade at Ratchadaphisek Rd.
Esplanade at Ratchadaphisek Rd.
District location in Bangkok
District location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°46′11″N 100°33′10″E / 13.76972°N 100.55278°E / 13.76972; 100.55278Coordinates: 13°46′11″N 100°33′10″E / 13.76972°N 100.55278°E / 13.76972; 100.55278
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatDin Daeng
Khwaeng2
Khet established14 January 1994
Area
 • Total8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total122,563[1]
 • Density14,590.83/km2 (37,790.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10400
Geocode1026

Din Daeng (Thai: ดินแดง, pronounced [dīn dɛ̄ːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbours, clockwise from north, are Chatuchak, Huai Khwang, Ratchathewi, and Phaya Thai.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1993, when the eastern part of Phaya Thai was split off to form a new district; the district is highly populated partly due to the concentration of apartments built by National Housing Authority. They are along Din Daeng Road and Pracha Songkhro Road.

Environmental[edit]

According to Thailand's Pollution Control Department (PCD)[2] Din Daeng is the noisiest district in the city, it suffers from noise pollution on the order of a average daily noise levels of 71.6 to 81.6 A-weighted decibels. A-weighting is commonly used for the measurement of environmental and industrial noise, as well as for assessing potential hearing damage; the safe limit is no more than 70 decibels on average in a 24-hour period. The PCD attributes the noise to vehicular traffic.

Sites in Thon Buri District and Huai Khwang District were named the second and third most noise polluted.[3]

Administration[edit]

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

1. Din Daeng  ดินแดง
2. Ratchadaphisek  รัชดาภิเษก

Transportation[edit]

Entrance to Huai Khwang Station

The MRT passes along Din Daeng's eastern border (touching Huai Khwang) with five stations: Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Centre, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan, and Ratchadaphisek.

References[edit]

  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. (Search page)
  2. ^ "Bangkok Noise Level". Pollution Control Department (PCD). Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Three Bangkok communities suffering bad noise pollution". The Nation. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.

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