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Washington D.C.

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       Washington D.C. is a capital of the United States of America. Its “D.C.” derived from “District of Columbia”. It is located on the left bank of Potomac River and adjoining to Virginia and Maryland.

        Washington D.C. was established in replacement to Philadelphia (that was the former capital city of the USA while it was an overseas land of the Great Britain) during the government of George Washington, the first President of USA.  Washington Monument, an obelisk of 555 feet high (169 meters) which was built in honoring to President George Washington, is a landmark.




      Washington D.C. Of the United States of America signed on a Sister City Agreement with Bangkok on 19th February 1962 while Mr. Chamnan Yuwaboon was the Mayor of Bongkok and reaffirmation agreement on the 40th anniversary by Mr. Samak Sundaravej, the Governor of Bangkok, and
Mr. Anthony A. William, the Governor of Washington D.C., on 15th July 2002 at Washington D.C. The relationship between Bangkok and Washington D.C. has been very well.

Download document of Washington D.C. Sister City Agreement.

Leader Name

Vincent C. Gray

Consequences activities after signing on the agreement.

No.DateActivityVenueAlbum PhotoAlbum video
15-8 December 1962Organized an exhibition to introduce Thailand during H.M. King Bhumibhol's Birthday Anniversary. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
23-5 July 1963Organized an exhibition about the history of Washington D.C. Bangkok City Municipality Pavilion.
34 July 1963Bangkok City Municipality gave a bronze bell of 130 cm high x 70 cm diameter  as a gift to the people of Washington D.C. on behalf of Bangkokians. Washington D.C.
418-30 April 1983An exhibition of Sister Cities Founding in celebration to Rattanakosin Bicentential that later Admiral Thiam Makaranon, Governor of Bangkok, sent a souvenir of wood crafted Giant Swing and Flog of Bangkok to the Mayor of Washington D.C. Mayor Office Building.
518-21 June 1983Dr. Ann Kinney, advisor to Mayor of Washington D.c., visited Bangkok and the Governor of Bangkok (Admiral Thiam Makaranon) gave a souvenir book of Rattanakosin Bicentennial for the Mayor. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
62 August 1983Mayor of Washington D.C. Gave a book about Washington D.C. Through Ministry of Foreign Affair for the Governor of Bangkok. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
719-22 May 1984Mr. Marian Berry Junior, Mayor of Washington D.C. and his group paid an official visit to Thailand as guests of Bangkok. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
813-20 September 1986Mrs. Abhorn Pookaman, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, and a dramatic dance group participated in Royal Pacific Cultural Exchange Program in following to Thai Cultural Exchange Project. Washington D.C.
928 November - 6 December 1986A group of representatives and dramatic dancers from Washington D.C. Performed in following to the project of Cultural Exchange between Sister Cities. Thai – Japenese Youths Centre.
1012-15 July 2002Mr. Samak Sundaravej, Bangkok Governor, with administrative committee and dramatic dancers participated in Thai Week and attended Reaffirmation Agreement of 40 years relationship of Bangkok and Washington D.C. Washington D.C.
113-9 March 2008Mr. Apirak Kosayothin, Bangkok Governor, with administrative committee and officials attended a seminar on Global Warming after the invitation from Clinton Foundation and paid a visit to see Deputy Majoy of Washington D.C. Washington D.C.


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