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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
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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
SettledAyutthaya Period
Founded as capital21 April 1782
 • TypeSpecial administrative area
 • GovernorM.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
 • City1,568.737 km2 (605.693 sq mi)
 • Metro
7,761.50 km2 (2,996.73 sq mi)
(2010 (Census))
 • City12,000,000
 • Density5,258.60/km2 (13,619.7/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • 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

Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร) is the most populated capital city of the Asian country 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] The difference in population between Bangkok and Nonthaburi is the most extreme difference between any country's first and second largest city.

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

Sister cities[change | change source]

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  9. "Ragunda kommun får besök från sin vänort Bangkok". Ragunda kommun. Retrieved on 14 november 2009. (Swedish)

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