Bangkok has the longest full name of th world.
His name is KRUNGTHEPMAHANAKHON AMONRATTANAKOSIN MAHINTHRAYUTTHAYA
MAHADILOK PHOPNOPPHARATRATCHATHANIBURIROM UDOMRATCHANIWETMAHASATHAN
It means that….
KRUNGTHEPMAHANAKHON AMONRATTANAKOSIN MAHINTHRAYUTTHAYA
MAHADILOK : City of Angels, Great City of Immortals
MAHADILOK PHOPNOPPHARATRATCHATHANIBURIROM : Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King
UDOMRATCHANIWETMAHASATHAN AMONPHIMAN-AWA-TANSATHIT : City of Royal Palaces, Home of the Gods Incarnate
SAKKATHATIYAWITSANUKAMPRASIT : Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.
Bangkok province covers 1,568.7 km², making it the 68th largest province in Thailand. Much of the area is considered the city of Bangkok therefore making it one of the largest cities in the world. The Chao Phraya River which stretches 372 km is its main geographical feature along with being Thailand’s longest river. The Chao Phraya River basin, the area surrounding Bangkok and nearby provinces are the series of plains and river deltas that lead into the Bay of Bangkok about 30km south of Bangkok City Center. This has given rise to Bangkok’s name as ‘Venice of the East’ due to the number of canals and passages that divide the area into separate patches of land. The city once used these canals which were so plentiful within Bangkok itself as divisions for city districts, however as the city grew in the second half of the 20th century to enormous extents, the plan was abandoned and a different division was uptaken.
Bangkok lies about 2m above sea level. This low ground level causes problems for the protection of the city against floods during monsoon season. Often after a downpour, water in canals and the river overflow the banks, resulting in massive floods. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has recently installed higher planks alongside some canals to keep water levels from reaching street level. The Khlong Saen Saeb is perhaps one of the city’s most notorious canals, the largest and most useful especially for commuting into the city. There are however some downsides for Bangkok’s extensive canal routes, the city is rumored to be sinking an average of 2 inches a year as it lies entirely on a swamp. Some reports says that the city is sinking as much as 4 inches a year, and this combined with the sea level rising will leave Bangkok under 50cm to 100cm of water by 2025.
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification system. Bangkok is said to have the highest average temperature of any city in the world. Average temperatures in the city is about 2C higher than the one shown for the Don Muang Airport at 1960-1990 period. Absolute maxima is 40.8C and absolute minima is 10.0C. Coldest temperatures were recorded in January 1924,January 1955 and January 1974.