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.
|Krung Thep Maha Nakhon|
|Founded as capital||21 April 1782|
|• Type||Special administrative area|
|• Governor||M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra|
|• City||1,568.737 km2 (605.693 sq mi)|
|• Metro||7,761.50 km2 (2,996.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,258.60/km2 (13,619.7/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,876.64/km2 (4,860.5/sq mi)|
|• Demonym||Bangkokian Bangkoker|
|Human Development Index|
|• HDI (2009)||0.933 (very high) (1st)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Thailand)|
|Airport Suvarnabhumi||IATA: BKK – ICAO: VTBS|
|Airport Don Muang||IATA: DMK – ICAO: VTBD|
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.
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.
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