Bangkok

capital of Thailand

Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร) is the capital city of Thailand. In 2010, the city had a population of 9,100,000 people. Since Bangkok has more than 55 times as many people as the second largest city, Nonthaburi, it is a primate city.[1]

Bangkok
กรุงเทพมหานคร
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Clockwise from top: Si Lom – Sathon business district, Wat Arun, Giant Swing, Victory Monument, and Wat Phra Kaew
Clockwise from top: Si LomSathon business district, Wat Arun, Giant Swing, Victory Monument, and Wat Phra Kaew
Flag of Bangkok
Official seal of Bangkok
Bangkok is located in Thailand
Bangkok
Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°45′8″N 100°29′38″E / 13.75222°N 100.49389°E / 13.75222; 100.49389Coordinates: 13°45′8″N 100°29′38″E / 13.75222°N 100.49389°E / 13.75222; 100.49389
CountryThailand
SettledAyutthaya Period
Founded as capital21 April 1782
Government
 • TypeSpecial administrative area
 • GovernorM.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
Area
 • City1,568.737 km2 (605.693 sq mi)
 • Metro
7,761.50 km2 (2,996.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 (Census))
 • City12,000,000
 • Density5,258.60/km2 (13,619.7/sq mi)
 • Metro
14,565,520
 • Metro density1,876.64/km2 (4,860.5/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Bangkokian Bangkoker
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2009)0.933 (very high) (1st)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Thailand)
Area code(s)+66-2
ISO 3166-2TH-10
Airport SuvarnabhumiIATA: BKK – ICAO: VTBS
Airport Don MuangIATA: DMK – ICAO: VTBD
Websitehttp://www.bangkok.go.th

Bangkok has a tropical savanna climate (Aw in the Koeppen climate classification).

Bangkok is the world's most popular tourist destination; 23 million visitors stay overnight there per year. The main airport is Suvarnabhumi, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok.

NamesEdit

In Thailand, Bangkok is called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep ('city of angels'); Those names are short forms of a ceremonial name from the rule of one king between 1851 and 1868; The full ceremonial name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. A nickname for Bangkok, is The Big Mango.

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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