Bangkok (Thailand)

Bangkok, or Krung Thep Mahanakorn in Thai, is the capital of Thailand. It is the national center of administration, education, transportation, finance, banking, commerce, communication, and other aspects of development. The Chao Phraya River is said to be one of Bangkok's highlights. Bangkok was also voted "the most attractive tourist destination of Asia" from 2005 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2013 as tourist attractions, scenic view, beauty and serenity, art, culture and tradition, food, shopping zone, hospitality and cost effectiveness. 
 

Population

  • 5,696,409 (2015)

Number of Households

  • 2,753,972 (2015)

Land Area

  • 1,568.74 km2 (2015)

Population Density

  • 3,631.20 /km2 (2015)

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 46%
    • Secondary Industry: 36%
    • Tertiary Industry: 18%

Annual Income per Capita

  • 481,118 baht (2014)

Major Industries and Products

    Wholesale, Retail Trade and Repair

Major Projects

    • 1. Work on water management in Bangkok such as solving the flooding problems, building water drainage tunnel, and improving quality of water in river and canal.   
    • 2. Encourage the growing mangrove forest and ecosystem restoration for environmental sustainability in Bangkok.  
    • 3. Provide health care services, social welfare, education, public safety of life and property for all citizens to have a better quality of life including provide facilities for elderly with Bangkok Special Care Program.  
     

Revenue of the city budget

  • 69,245.75 million baht (2015)

Number of City Employees

  • 91,233

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • ○Sister Cities and Partner Cities
    • Washington D.C. (USA), Beijing (People's Republic of China), Budapest (Hungary), Moscow (Russia), St.Peterberg (Russia), Manila (Philippines), Jakarta (Indonesia), Hanoi (Vietnam), Vientiane (Laos), Astana (Kazakhstan), Chaozhou (People's Republic of China), Fukuoka (Japan), Seoul (Republic of Korea), Guangzhou (People's Republic of China), Lausanne (Swiss), Busan (Republic of Korea), Chongqing (People's Republic of China), Tianjin (People's Republic of China), Ankara (Turkey), Penang (Malaysia), Aichi (Japan), Shanghai (People's Republic of China), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Tehran (Iran), Wuhan (People's Republic of China), Shandong (People's Republic of China), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Shenzhen (People's Republic of China), Lisbon (Portugal), Porto (Portugal), Dalian (People's Republic of China), Hue (Vietnam), Chengdu (People's Republic of China)
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    • ○Inter-city Networks
    • Asian-Pacific City Summit, CITYNET, Asians Mayors Forum (AMF), ASEM, ANMC21, C40 Cities Climate leadership Group, CLAIR, Metropolis, ICLEI, Global Design Cities Organization

Relevant Projects of APCS

    The 10th Working-Level Conference (2014)

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