Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) 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 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 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.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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The Himalayan 16 Oct 2019
BANGKOK ... International Airport at Bangkok in Thailand during her transit to Myanmar ... The post President Bhandari receives warm welcome in Bangkok appeared first on The Himalayan Times....

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The Himalayan 16 Oct 2019
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Market Talk – October 11, 2019

Armstrong Economics 11 Oct 2019
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Opinion | The Golden Triangle and the great drug game

Live Mint 10 Oct 2019
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Voa News 09 Oct 2019
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Thailand arrests man amid #royalmotorcade controversy

Yahoo Daily News 08 Oct 2019
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have arrested and charged a man for posting "inappropriate content" online, cyber police said on Tuesday, as the man's lawyer denied reports his client had criticised the royal family ... "His post was about the history of Russia, France, and Germany ... (Reporting by Bangkok bureau; Editing by Robert Birsel)....

Thai activist arrested for comments about fall of monarchies

Napa Valley Register 08 Oct 2019
... during a protest near the democracy monument n Bangkok, Thailand....

Thailand Politics

Commercial News 08 Oct 2019
FILE- in this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, activist Karn Pongpraphapan addresses the audience during a protest near the democracy monument n Bangkok, Thailand. Police have arrested Karn for his content posted on the internet about how other countries' royal ... ....

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