What was Bangkok previously called?
The name Krung Thep and Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, both shortened forms of the full ceremonial name, began to be used near the end of the 19th century. Foreigners, however, continued to refer to the city by the name Bangkok, which has seen continued use until this day.
Is Bangkok a mega city?
Bangkok Population Growth
By 2030, Bangkok is expected to become one of the world’s megacities with a population surpassing 10 million.