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Bangkok: Capital of Thailand
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has a population of over eight million, 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over fourteen million people lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in both size and importance to the national economy.

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Thai protesters mock government with cartoon song [Video]

Thai protesters mock government with cartoon song

Hundreds of young protesters took to the streets of Bangkok on Sunday running around the city's Democracy Monument and singing a cartoon theme with modified lyrics as they called on the government to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
CM Soren attends wedding of archer Deepika Kumari in Ranchi [Video]

CM Soren attends wedding of archer Deepika Kumari in Ranchi

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on June 30 attended wedding ceremony of ace archer Deepika Kumari in Ranchi. She exchanged wedding vows with exceptional archer Atanu Das who created hat-trick of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:29Published
Bangkok's heritage spaces under threat [Video]

Bangkok's heritage spaces under threat

There is growing concern in Thailand of the erosion of Bangkok’s heritage by rapid urbanisation

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Thai stray dogs get free haircuts as lockdown eases [Video]

Thai stray dogs get free haircuts as lockdown eases

Volunteer dog groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is happy to be returning to dog shelters across Thailand to provide free hair cuts for stray dogs, after a domestic travel ban was lifted amid an easing in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

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