|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 (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.
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.
Names[change | change source]
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 cities[change | change source]
- Washington, D.C., United States
- Beijing, China (PRC)
- Moscow, Russia
- 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?]
- Ragunda, Sweden
References[change | change source]
- "Biggest Cities In Thailand". WorldAtlas. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- "Protocol and International Affairs". DC Office of the Secretary. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- "Existing Sister Cities". City of Manila. Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
- "St. Petersburg in figures > International and Interregional Ties". Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- ""Agreement of Sister City Relations"". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- "Bangkok er ny vennskapsby" Archived 2015-01-06 at the Wayback Machine. Adresseavisen. Retrieved on 29 May 2009.
- ">Istanbul and Bangkok Become Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- "Bangkok besöker Ragunda" Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine. Ragunda kommun. Retrieved on 14 november 2009. (in Swedish)
- "Ragunda kommun får besök från sin vänort Bangkok" Archived 2013-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Ragunda kommun. Retrieved on 14 november 2009. (in Swedish)
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bangkok.|
- Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Bangkok Tourism Division Archived 2017-05-12 at the Wayback Machine