What is Bangkok?

  • (noun): The capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture.
    Synonyms: capital of Thailand, Krung Thep


Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and the most populous city in the country. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced ) or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over fourteen million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

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Bangkok - International Relations - Sister Cities
... Bangkok has made sister city and/or friendship agreements with twenty-two other cities in fifteen countries, as of 2012 ...
Bangkok Conference
... The Bangkok conference opened on 15 June 1942 at the Silpakon theatre in Bangkok with an opening address by the Thai deputy foreign minister Wichit ...