|Location:||Thailand (Southeast Asia)|
|Geographical Coordinates:||Latitude 13.45 N, Longitude 100.35 E|
|Area:||1569 sq. km|
|Altitude:||2m (6.5 ft) above sea level|
As previously mentioned; the many canals and water passages of Bangkok, along with Chao Phraya, highly contribute to the beauty of the place. However, there are many hitches or disadvantages that these various ducts and inland waterways pose. Due to their presence and the city’s low altitude – of mere 2m (6.5 ft) above the sea level, Bangkok becomes susceptible to severe floods. Occasionally, after heavy rainfall, the water in canals and the river spills and floods the banks.
Even though Bangkok ranks 68th among the 74 provinces of Thailand, in terms of its size, it nevertheless has the highest population and the greatest population density in the whole country. The place is encompassed by Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan in the south, Nakhon Pathom in the west, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Nayok in the north and Chachoengsao in the east. Most of the nearby provinces find inclusion in the metropolitan area of Bangkok. The shoreline extends for a length of 4.4 km.