|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 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.
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.
Sister cities[change | change source]
- 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?]
- 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". Ragunda kommun. Retrieved on 14 november 2009. (in Swedish)
- "Ragunda kommun får besök från sin vänort Bangkok". 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