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The Thai call their capital Krung Thep, which is the first part of its mellifluous and lengthy official name meaning “the City of Gods, the Great City, the Residence of the Emerald Buddha, the Impregnable City (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the Grand Capital of the World Endowed with Nine Precious Gems, the Happy City Abounding in Enormous Royal Palaces Which Resemble the Heavenly Abode Wherein Dwell the Reincarnated Gods, a City Given by Indra and Built by Vishnukarm.” The abbreviated name Krung Thep is often translated as “City of Angels.” Area Bangkok Metropolis, 604 square miles (1,565 square km). The mean annual rainfall totals 60 inches (1,500 mm), four-fifths of which falls in brief torrential downpours during the late afternoons of the rainy season, which lasts from mid-May through September; the dry season lasts from December to February.

Mean monthly relative humidity varies from a low of 60 percent in the cold season to more than 80 percent during the rainy season.

Modern Bangkok has undergone explosive growth, which the authorities have attempted to direct by means of a series of master plans since the 1960s.

The city centre, formerly enclosed by a wall, has long been densely developed.

Later expansion has sprawled outward well beyond the administrative boundaries into the surrounding agricultural areas.

Some districts have evolved into functional units as the inner city has become more institutional and commercial and the outer city more residential and industrial.

Luxury housing, mostly for the wealthy foreign community, usually takes the form of large, modern, two-story masonry structures set in private compounds and equipped with separate servants’ quarters and kitchens.

The population’s outstanding demographic characteristics—its youth and the low proportion of non-Thais—are explained by the high rate of natural increase and by the restrictive foreign immigration quotas adopted after World War II.

This ever-expanding district now contains rows of shop-houses that are sometimes five or more stories high. In the Floating Market a variety of foods and merchandise are sold daily from boats on the canals near Wat Sai.

Most of these are overcrowded because there are far too few of them to house the expanding population.

Government programs alone are insufficient to meet the housing shortage, and funds from the World Bank have been used to build low-income housing, such as the Din Daeng and Hua Mak developments.

Roughly two-fifths of the residents are under 20 years of age.

The birth rate has declined since the introduction of a birth control program.

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