Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร) is the most populous and 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|
In Thailand Bangkok is known as Krung Thep or, its full name; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Nicknames for Bangkok are the City of Angels and the Big Mango.
Bangkok is the world's most popular tourist destination; 23 million visitors stay overnight there per year. The main airport is Suvarnabhumi, located 30 kilometers east of Bangkok.
- Washington, D.C., United States (1962)
- Beijing, China (PRC) (1993)
- Moscow, Russia (1997)
- Manila, Philippines (1997)
- Saint Petersburg, Russia (1997)
- Chaozhou, China (PRC) (2005)
- Seoul, South Korea (2006)
- Ankara, Turkey (2006)
- Hanoi, Vietnam (2006)
- Ulanbator, Mongolia (2006)
- Brisbane, Australia (2007)
- Milan, Italy (2007)
- Liverpool, United Kingdom (2007)
- Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (2007)
- Budapest, Hungary (2007)
- Sydney, Australia (2007)
- Perth, Australia (2007)
- Stjørdal, Norway (2009)
- Istanbul, Turkey (2009)
- Gdańsk, Poland (2009)[source?]
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