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ID: 7000983
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000983

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bangkok (inhabited place)  Bangkok (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 45 14 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.7530  decimal degrees
Long: 100 30 05 E  degrees minutes   Long: 100.5010  decimal degrees

Note: Located above the mouth of the Chao Phraya river; old city built on pontoons with canals; site of hundreds of Buddhist temples; agricultural village until used as a stronghold against the Burmese in 1767; frequently bombed by Allies 1944-1945. Coextensive with Krung Thep Mahanakhon province; a 1,565 sq km area located astride the Chao Phraya river, comprising residential, commercial, industrial, administrative and agricultural areas.

Names:
Krung Thep (preferred,C,V)
Bangkok (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Bankok Metropolis (C,O)
Krung Thep Mahanakhon (C,V)
Phra Nakhon (H,V)
กรุงเทพฯ (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Thailand (nation)  ........  Thailand (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Krung Thep (province)  ............  Krung Thep (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Bangkok (inhabited place)  ................  Bangkok (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed as stronghold against the Burmese in the 18th cen.
city (C)  ............  grew after 1767
national capital (C)  ............  established 1782
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
college centers (C)
religious center (C)
transportation center (C)
fortified settlement (H)
commercial center (C)
village (H)  ............  before 1767
region (administrative division) (H)
former administrative division (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Thailand .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [1000142]

Sources and Contributors:
กรุงเทพฯ..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 November 2014
Bangkok..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 57
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
.................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 November 2014
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 114
Bankok Metropolis..........  [VP]
................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 712
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 November 2014
Krung Thep..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 November 2014
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 105
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 346
Krung Thep Mahanakhon..........  [VP]
......................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 14
Phra Nakhon..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 712
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 57
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 14
..................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 November 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 105
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 346
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 114
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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