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Bangkok, Thailand, satellite image. North is at top, water is blue, shallow coastal areas are light blue, urban areas are grey and vegetation is green. Bangkok is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, which flows into the Bight of Bangkok. The Bight of Bangkok is adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, southeast Asia, and is also known in Thai as Krung Thep. It has a population recorded in the year 2000 of around 6.5 million. Photographed on 2nd September 2001.
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