Interestingly, in the original "Bangkok" is the longest city name in the world, consisting of 20 words (Krunthepmaganakhon). Thanks to this, the city got into the Guinness Book of Records. The Thais themselves call it "City of Angels" or Krun Thep for short.
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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, it is the administrative and transport heart of the country. It houses the residence of the ruler and the parliament. The capital is home to the largest airport Suvarnabhumi, a bus station, the most significant Thai export enterprises.
The main cultural and religious monuments of the country are concentrated in the capital. Here you can arrange an exciting shopping trip and plunge into a variety of entertainment.
Bangkok is also unique in that, unlike the other 75 provinces of Thailand, the right to choose the governor belongs to local residents (in other regions they are appointed).
Bangkok was founded in the 14th century. For several centuries, Bangkok has been a kind of food base for the city of Ayutthaya, the capital of the state.
In the middle of the XVIII century, the Burmese army attacked Ayutthaya. The city was practically destroyed, so the capital was temporarily moved to the western bank of the Chao Phraya River. First to the village of Tonburi, and then to the island of Rattanakosin (today they are the administrative districts of Bangkok). Bangkok received the status of an independent province of Thailand only in 1972.
The Thai province of Bangkok is located in Southeast Asia, along the east coast of the Chao Phraya River. The area of the city is over 1.5 thousand square meters. km.
Population of Bangkok
The official population of Bangkok is over 8 million. But, like any other capital, Bangkok constantly attracts many tourists and guests who are eager to make quick money, therefore more than 14 million people live here steadily.