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Neighbouring districts are ( from the west clockwise ) Thung Khru, Rat Burana, Yan Nawa, Khlong Toei, Phra Khanong and Bang Na (all Bangkok), and the districts Mueang Samut Prakan and Phra Samut Chedi of Samut Prakan.
It is located a big bend on the Chao Phraya river.
Phra Pradaeng was the original centre of the area south of Bangkok near the mouth of the Chao Phraya river. Originally named Nakhon Khuan Khan it was settled by  Mon people. In 1815, King Rama II built the Pom Phlaeng Faifa fort at the river bend. The fort is now located in a small park and accessible for visitors.
In 1819 the new town Samut Prakan ( or Paknam ) was established. Due to the economic problems in the early 1930's several administrative entities were abolished, including Phra Phra Daeng province which had its districts were assigned to Samut Prakan and Thonburi effective April 1 1932
A two km tramway across the neck of the huge Phra Pradaeng river bend opened in 1908 and closed c.1940. Operated by a private company, the motorised trams connected with motorboat services to Bangkok and to Paknam at each end of the line. The tram cut a considerable time off the up and down river journey by avoiding the long river bend.
Administration
The district is subdivided into 15 sub districts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 67 villages ( Muban ). The town
( thesaban Mueang) Phra Pradaeng covers the whole Tambon Talad, the town Lat Luang the Tambon Bang Phueng, Bang Chak and Bang Kharu. The township ( thesaban Tambon ) Samrong Thai covers the Tambon Samrong Tai, Samrong, Samrong Klang, Bang Hua Suea and Bang Ya Phraek. There are further six Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) for the Tambon not covered by the municipalities.
1.  Talat
2.  Bang Phueng  
3.  Bang Chak  
4.  Bang Khru  
5.  Bang Ya Phraek  
6.  Bang Hua Suea  
7.  Samrong Tai
8.  Bang Yo  
9.  Bang Kachao  
10.  Bang Nam Phueng  
11.  Bang Krasop  
12.  Bang Ko Bua  
13.  Song Khanong  
14.  Samrong  
15.  Samrong Klang

Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand, Administration

Samut Prakan, Page 22d,  Phra Pradaeng, Bhumibol Bridge, Formerly the Industrial Ring road bridge, Thailand Samut Prakan page 24 Phra Pradaeng, Wat Songtham Woraviharn
Samut Prakan page 23 Phra Pradaeng Administration