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District location in Pathum Thani Province
|• Total||299.152 km2 (115.503 sq mi)|
|• Density||915.96/km2 (2,372.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Originally, the area was part of the Bang Wai District, controlled by Mueang Thanyaburi. In the Ayutthaya era, this area was lowland deep forest. In 1767 when the Ayutthaya Kingdom was destroyed by Burmese troops, some of the survivors moved to this area.
When the community became bigger, people expanded agriculture until it was close to Thung Luang (now Thanyaburi District). King Rama V ordered a canal, Khlong Rangsit, to be built for agricultural purposes for the people in the Thung Luang and Bang Wai area. When the canal was finished, the government changed the name of the district to Khlong Luang to commemorate King Rama V's foresight.
The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 106 villages (mubans). The Thai names of the tambon simply mean 'Canal One' to 'Canal Seven'. There are two towns (thesaban mueangs), Khlong Luang and Tha Khlong, both incorporating parts of tambons Klong Nueng and Khlong Song. The remaining five tambons are each administered by a tambon administrative organization (TAO).
- Wat Phra Dhammakaya
- Thailand Science Park,
- Asian Institute of Technology,
- Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus.
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