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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
Country Thailand
Settled Ayutthaya Period
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)
Population (2010 (Census))
 • City 12,000,000
 • Density 5,258.60/km2 (13,619.7/sq mi)
 • Metro 14,565,520
 • 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 Thailand (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +66-2
ISO 3166-2 TH-10
Airport Suvarnabhumi IATA: BKK – ICAO: VTBS
Airport Don Muang IATA: DMK – ICAO: VTBD

Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร) is the capital city of the Asian country Thailand. In 2010, the city had a population of 9,100,000 people. 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).

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