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กรุงเทพมหานคร
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Flag of Bangkok
Flag
Official seal of Bangkok
Seal
Country Thailand
Settled Ayutthaya Period
Founded as capital 21 April 1782
Government
 • Type Special administrative area
 • Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
Area
 • 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)

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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