8,3 million inhabitants
Bangkok Metropolis (Bangkok), is located on low-flat plain of the Chao Phraya River extended to the Gulf of Thailand, at latitude 13 45’north and longitude 100 28’east, it is a tropical land, with long hours of sunshine, high temperature and humidity. The climate is dominated by monsoon. There are three main seasons; rainy (May-October), winter (November-January) and summer (February-April). The average low temperature is approximately in low to mid 20 degree Celsius and high temperature is in mid 30 degree Celsius.
Bangkok Metropolis was established in 1782 as the new capital of Thailand on a floodplain along the Chao Phraya River. Since its establishment, attempts have been made to promote Bangkok Metropolis to be the center of commerce, industry, national culture, national and international transportation and most importance of all, the center of government administration. Up until now, Bangkok Metropolis is the growth pole of the Central Region with total area of 1,568.737 square kilometers.
After the Second World War, the city was increasingly populated boomed with heavy investment which brought about number of national infrastructure and public utilities. In 2015, the population increased to 5.7 million with the population density of 3,631 persons/km2.
As Thailand’s main port, Bangkok has always been more cosmopolitan than other regions of the country. There are the number of jobs in commerce, construction, manufacture and various services. Banks and other financial services employ many people, as do highly esteemed jewelry and hospitality industries. Bangkok’s work force includes employees, private retailers, street vendors, entrepreneurs, government officials, farmers as well as truck drivers who transport goods to and from Thailand’s provinces. The head offices of all the country’s banks are located in Bangkok.