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กรุงเทพมหานคร
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Flag of Bangkok
Flag
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
CountryThailand
SettledAyutthaya Period
Founded as capital21 April 1782
Government
 • TypeSpecial administrative area
 • GovernorM.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
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)
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 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.[1]

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).

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.

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