(Encyclopedia) Bangkok b?ngk?k?, Thai Krung Thep, city (1990 pop. 8,538,610), capital of Thailand and of Bangkok prov., SW Thailand, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of? (Encyclopedia) Thailand, Gulf of, or Gulf of Siam, shallow arm of the South China Sea, c.500 mi (800 km) long and up to 350 mi (560 km) wide, separating the Malay Peninsula from E Thailand, Cambodia? (Encyclopedia) Thon Buri t?n bo?or?, district of metropolitan Bangkok, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thailand. It is a center of rice milling, sawmilling, and light manufacturing? (Encyclopedia) Nakhon Pathom nkn pt?m, city (1990 pop. 44,999), capital of Nakhon Pathom prov., SW Thailand, on the Mekong River. It is a transportation and commercial center on the Bangkok-? (Encyclopedia) Samak Sundaravej smk so?ontr?w?, 1935?2009, Thai political leader, prime minister of Thailand (2008), b. Bangkok. He earned a law degree from Thammasat Univ., Bangkok, then worked? (Encyclopedia) Chao Phraya chou pry, Mae Nam Chao Phraya, or Menam Chao Phrayaboth: m?nm, chief river of Thailand, c.140 mi (230 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Ping (c.300 mi/480 km? (Encyclopedia) Nakhon Ratchasima nkn rchs?m? or Koratk?rt, city (1990 pop. 204,121), capital of Nakhon Ratchasima prov., S central Thailand, on the Mun River. Strategically located near the? (Encyclopedia) Ayutthaya yo?ot??, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthayapr nkn s?, city (1990 pop. 61,185), capital of Ayutthaya prov., S central Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River. It is the trade center? (Encyclopedia) Schomburgk, Sir Robert Hermann sh?mb?rk, 1804?65, English traveler and explorer, b. Germany. Under the direction of the Royal Geographical Society he went on a trip of botanical and? (Encyclopedia) Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), alliance organized (1954) under the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty by representatives of Australia, France, Great Britain, New?