Why did Bangkok grow?
The explosive growth of the urbanization of Bangkok started in the fifties and sixties. The quick rising of industrialization and economic development together with the centralization of the national government’s activities are the main origins of its primacy.
Why is Bangkok growing so fast?
Bangkok has grown so rapidly with very little urban planning or regulation. This has led to inadequate infrastructure and a haphazard layout with limited roads, terrible traffic, and severe air pollution. By 2030, Bangkok is expected to become one of the world’s megacities with a population surpassing 10 million.
What year did Bangkok become a megacity?
Urbanization in the country is dominated by the Bangkok urban area, which at 9.6 million people in 2010 almost joined the ranks of the megacities of the region.