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A city of south-central Thailand on an island in the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok. It was founded c. 1350 and was the capital of a Siamese kingdom until 1767, when it was destroyed by the Burmese.


(Placename) a city in S Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River: capital of the country until 1767; noted for its canals and ruins. Pop (province): 727 300 (2000). Also called: Ayudhya or Ayuthia


(ɑˈyu tɑ yɑ)

a city in central Thailand, on the Chao Phraya: former national capital. 47,189.
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The ceremony took place days after an announcement that Vajiralongkorn had married Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, a former flight attendant and deputy commander of the monarch's security detail.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and DEG (Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft) have agreed to subscribe to the Women Entrepreneurs Bonds to be issued by Bank of Ayudhya in the amount of up to $220 million.
ENPNewswire-August 26, 2019--IFC and DEG Agree to Subscribe to Asia Pacific's First Private-Sector Women Entrepreneurs Bonds to be Issued by Bank of Ayudhya
MUFG Bank, the banking subsidiary of The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) (NYSE: MTU) (TYO: 8306) (8306.MU), will make the investment through group member, Bank of Ayudhya of Thailand.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 13, 2019--Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya enters into share-purchase agreement for stake in SBF
has teamed up with Bank of Ayudhya, the fifth largest financial group in Thailand and a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group network, in the consumer finance business.
is taking in Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya, commonly known as Krungsri, as strategic partner for its consumer finance subsidiary as part of efforts to substantially grow its market share in the retail business.
SMFG's bigger rival Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group has since 2013 invested in Philippine Security Bank Corp, Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya Pcl and Bank Danamon Indonesia.
Just days before the coronation, he married his royal consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, declaring her as the queen of the nation.
A royal statement said: King Vajiralongkorn "has decided to promote General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, his royal consort, to become Queen Suthida and she will hold royal title and status as part of the royal family".
An announcement Wednesday in the Royal Gazette said Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya is legally married to the 66-year-old king, and is now Queen Suthida.
In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Thailand's Royal Gazette said King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun married his long-time consort and the commander of the royal security department, Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, bestowing upon her the title of the country's new queen, just days before his coronation.