Nonthaburi

Nonthaburi (Thai: นนทบุรี, pronounced [nōn.tʰáʔ.bū.rīː]) is the principal city of the district and province of the same name in Thailand.

Nonthaburi

นนทบุรี
City of Nonthaburi
เทศบาลนครนนทบุรี
Nonthaburi Museum, formerly Nonthaburi Provincial Hall

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Nonthaburi
Nonthaburi
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 13°51′03″N 100°31′20″E
Country Thailand
ProvinceNonthaburi
DistrictMueang Nonthaburi
Incorporated (town)14 February 1937
Incorporated (city)25 September 1995
Government
  TypeCity Municipality
  MayorSomnuek Thanadeechakul
Area
  Total38.90 km2 (15.02 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2012)
  Total258,550
  Density6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postcode
11000
Area code(+66) 2
Websitenakornnont.go.th

It has city municipality (thesaban nakhon) status and covers five subdistricts (tambon) of Mueang Nonthaburi District: Suan Yai, Talat Khwan, Bang Khen, Bang Kraso and Tha Sai. As of January 2012, it has a registered population of 258,550, making it the most populous city municipality in Thailand (excluding Bangkok). Due to its location close to Bangkok the city is considered a suburb of Bangkok, part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area, or Greater Bangkok.

Nonthaburi is served by public transport systems including the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority bus system, the Chao Phraya Express Boat, and the newly opened MRT Purple Line.,

Nonthaburi is known for its temple and market such as Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat, Wat Chomphuwek, Wat Chotikaram, Wat Khema Phirataram, Wat Prasat, Wat Sangkhathan and so on.

Koh Kret (Pak Kret District)

Koh Kret is a small island located in Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi, and is some 2 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. In 1722, during the reign of King Thaisa of Ayutthaya, the island was called Khlong Lat Kret Noi which means a shortcut to Kret canal. Later, the current diverted, making the canal larger and turning the cape there into an island. Koh Kret has prospered since the Ayutthaya period as evident from the many temples on the island that are from that period. However, it may have been deserted when the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya. When Ayutthaya was reclaimed, King Taksin the Great relocated the Mon people who found religion here. The Mon people on the island came during the Thon Buri period and during the reign of King Rama II.

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