Bangkok is the largest urban area, primary city and capital of Thailand. During the kingdom of Ayutthya, the city was at the Chao Phraya River mouth as a small trading post. After Ayuttava burning in the year 1968, it was given the status as capital city and can came as forefront of Siam.
However, the Rattanakosin kingdom began only after the year 1782, when the capital city was moved by RamaI across the river after the king Taksin death. Pertaining to the boundaries of ancient in the core of metropolis the Rattanakosin capital is formally called as “Phar Nakhon”.
Now, the name Bangkok incorporates build-up of urban which has its public administrator and governor as own since the 18th century. In the duration of over 200 years, Bangkok has grown as the best center in the field of politics, social and economics.
The growth of the capital city is not only in the Thailand but also for South East Asia and Indochina. The Bangkok has been given the status of global city because of its influence in the education, entertainment, fashion, politics and arts as well as being Asia’s center for business, finances and culture.
The Province of Bangkok borders 5 other provinces: Samut Sakhon, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, and Nonthaburi. All these five provinces have joined together to provide the contribution for the Bangkok Metropolitan Area.
In population rating, Bangkok is the 22nd largest populated city in the world with approximate registered residents of 8,160,522. Due to the increase vibrant in the population of the city it gives the status to be a cosmopolitan city where the greater population of Bangkok is close to the estimation of 15 million.
Source by Subha Devi