Saphan Sung

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Saphan Sung
province=Bangkok
thai=สะพานสูง
capital=Saphan Sung
coordinates=coord|13|46|12|N|100|41|5|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
population=81,784
population_as_of=2004
area=28.124
density=2,908
postal_code=10240
except Mu 12-17 Khwaeng Saphan Sung: 10250
geocode=1044

Saphan Sung ( _th. สะพานสูง) is one of the 50 districts ("Khet") of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Khan Na Yao, Min Buri, Lat Krabang, Prawet, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, and Bueng Kum.

History

Saphan Sung was separated from Bueng Kum on 14 October 1997 announcement, effective 21 November 1998, together with Khan Na Yao. Saphan Sung means "tall bridge" referring to the shape of bridge built over khlongs (Thai canals) back when boats were a main mode of transportation.

Places

* Wat Latbuakhao

Administration

The district is has only one sub-districts ("Khwaeng").

District Council

The District Council for Saphan Sung has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were as follows:

*Democrat Party - 7 seats

External links

* [http://www.bma.go.th/bmaeng/saphansoong/ BMA website with the touristical landmarks of Saphan Sung]

References

* [http://www.bma.go.th/kate/k42/index.html Saphan Sung district office] (Thai only)


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