The name Bangkok, used commonly by foreigners, is, according to one interpretation, derived from a name that dates to the time before the city was built—the village or district (bang) of wild plums (makok).
Why do they call it Bangkok?
Why is it now known as Bangkok? There are thought to be a few reasons as to why we now know the city as Bangkok. One reason is that the name may come from the two Thai words Bang meaning ‘village located on a stream’ and perhaps Ko meaning ‘island’.
Which city name is 21 words long?
In the United States, the cities of Winchester-on-the-Severn in Maryland, and Washington-on-the-Brazos in Texas are the longest place names at 21 letters each, although they do have hyphens to make them a little easier on the eye.
What is the longest name of a city in the world?
It’s Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. This 1,000-foot hill near the township Porangahau holds the Guinness World Record for longest place name with 85 characters. Locals call it Taumata or Taumata Hill.
What is the longest word in Thai?
1st place – Kruung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok PhoP Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. This is an unimaginable long name of the city in Thailand.
Why is Bangkok interesting?
Bangkok is considered the world’s hottest city (by mean average) Although the summer heat is not completely unbearable, Bangkok has high temperatures throughout the year making it the world’s hottest city according to the World Meteorological Organisation.