Bangkok

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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
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 (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 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.

Names[change | change source]

Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is [an] official name;[2] "However, the name Bangkok is still recognised", media says.[3] Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok)[2] is [another form of] the official name.

In Thailand, the city is called Krung Thep ('city of angels'); The name is short form 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]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2265291/city-name-row-stings-orst. Retrieved 17 February 2022
  3. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2265087/bangkok-will-be-officially-called-krung-thep-maha-nakhon. Bangkok Post. Retrieved 16 February 2022
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