|City of Samut Sakhon|
Thachalom railway station and Wat Chong Lom
|District||Mueang Samut Sakhon|
|• Type||City Municipality|
|• Mayor||Supap Saeheng|
|• Total||10.33 km2 (3.99 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|Area code||(+66) 34|
Samut Sakhon (Thai : สมุทรสาคร, pronounced [samùt sǎːkʰɔːn] , Pronunciation) is a City in Thailand, capital of Samut Sakhon Province. It is a stop on the Maeklong Railway. Samut Sakhon is 48 km from Bangkok. It is part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
Samut Sakhon was formerly called Tha Chin (Chinese Pier) probably because, in the old days, it had been a trading port for a vast number of Chinese junks. In 1548, a City named Sakhon Buri was established at the mouth of the Tha Chin River. It was a center for recruiting troops from various seaside towns. The name of the City was changed to Mahachai when Klong (canal) Mahachai was dug in 1704 to connect the Tha Chin River to the City. Later, the City was renamed Samut Sakhon by King Rama IV but it is still popularly called Mahachai by its residents.
The Chao Phraya is the major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.
Samut Songkhram is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.
Samut Sakhon is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand, established by the Act Establishing Changwat Samut Prakan, Changwat Nonthaburi, Changwat Samut Sakhon, and Changwat Nakhon Nayok, Buddhist Era 2489 (1946), which came into force on 9 May 1946.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR), may refer to a government-defined "political definition" of the urban region surrounding the metropolis of Bangkok, or the built-up area, i.e., urban agglomeration of Bangkok, Thailand, which varies in size and shape, and gets filled in as development expands.
Bang Khun Thian District is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbors, clockwise from the north, are Bang Bon, Chom Thong, and Thung Khru Districts of Bangkok, Phra Samut Chedi District of Samut Prakan Province and Mueang Samut Sakhon of Samut Sakhon Province. Bang Khun Thian is Bangkok's southernmost district, and the only one bordering the Bay of Bangkok.
Yan Wal Yun is one of the largest sauce companies in Thailand. Its products are largely sold under the "Healthy Boy" brand. It was founded in 1947 by the Tangsombatvisit family. In 1954 the factory expanded for the first time moving to Sathon, Bangkok, which was ten times larger than the previous factory. A few decades later the company registered as a limited company.
The Tha Chin river is a distributary of the Chao Phraya river, Thailand. It splits near the province of Chai Nat and then flows west from the Chao Phraya through the central plains, until it empties into the Gulf of Thailand in Samut Sakhon Province.
Sam Phran is the southernmost district (amphoe) of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand.
Nakhon Chai Si District is a district (amphoe) of Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand.
Krathum Baen is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Samut Sakhon Province, central Thailand.
Mueang Samut Sakhon is the capital district of Samut Sakhon Province, central Thailand.
Khlong Phasi Charoen is a canal west of the Chao Phraya River in the Thonburi area of the Bangkok conurbation. The canal links the Tha Chin River to Khlong Bangkok Yai. It starts at Khlong Bangkok Yai near Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, Bangkok and ends south of Wat Ang Thong, Tambon Don Kai Di, Krathum Baen District, Samut Sakhon Province. It is approximately 28 km long.
Thailand has 25 river basins with 254 sub-basins. Rainwater is one of the most important sources of water. Thailand's water resource per capita is less than that of other countries in the region.
Wongwian Yai, also spelled "Wong Wian Yai" or "Wongwien Yai", is a large roundabout in Thonburi, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, where the statue of King Taksin is situated.
The Maeklong Railway is a 1,000 mm railway that runs for nearly 67 kilometres (42 mi) between Wongwian Yai, Bangkok, and Samut Songkhram in central Thailand. The line consists of two sections: the eastern Mahachai Line, which runs between Samut Sakhon and Wongwian Yai with 18 stations, and the Ban Laem Line, which runs between Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram with 15 stations. The two stretches are separated by the Tha Chin River at Samut Sakhon. The only connection between the stations on the opposite sides of the river is by boat.
Greater Bangkok commuter rail is a commuter rail system in Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Saraburi Province, Lopburi Province, Suphan Buri Province, Ratchaburi Province, Chacheongsao Province, Nakhon Nayok Province, Prachinburi Province, and Samut Songkhram Province. It runs from and to the outskirts of the city during the rush hour, and the passenger number is high. It is operated by State Railway of Thailand (SRT) that also operates inter-city rail. Commuter rail services always have number 3xx. Most of the system are double track.
2016 Regional League Division 2 Western Region is the 4th season of the League competition since its establishment in 2013. It is in the third tier of the Thai football league system.
Thawi Watthana Samut Sakhon United Football Club is a Thai football club based in Samut Sakhon Province. The team plays their home matches at IPE Samut Sakhon Stadium. The club is currently playing in the Thai League 3 Western region.
Samutsakhonburana School is a provincial coeducational high school in Mahachai, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. The school was built as a school for women at Tha Chaloam, Samut Sakhon in 1912 by Khunsamutmaneerat. Samutsakhonburana School was subsequently rebuilt at Mahachai and transformed into a coeducational school.
Khlong Om Non is a khlong (canal) in Nonthaburi Province, a part of Greater Bangkok.
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