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Bangkok is the capital and the most populated city of Thailand.
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, or 12.6 % of the country’s population.
The etymology of the name Bangkok is unclear.
Bangkok was probably a colloquial name, albeit one widely adopted by foreign visitors. The continued use of the name finally resulted in it being officially adopted during the creation of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
The city’s rapid growth amidst little urban planning and regulation, resulted in a random cityscape and inadequate infrastructure systems. Limited roads, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial private car use, have resulted in chronic and crippling traffic jams.
The geology of the Bangkok area has contributed to the effects of subsidence caused by extensive ground water pumping. First recognized in the 1970s, the subsidence soon became a critical issue, reaching a rate of 120 millimetres (4.7”per year) in 1981. The real concern is that the city may be submerged by 2030.