Official English Name: Kingdom of Thailand
Official Local Name(s): ราชอาณาจักรไทย
Common English Name: Thailand
Capital: Bangkok

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Official Language(s)

Thai
Secondary Languages: Burmese, English

Resources

Tin, Rubber, Natural gas, Tungsten, Tantalum, Timber, Lead, Fish

Neighbors

Myanmar (Northwest), Cambodia (Southeast), Laos (East), Malaysia (South)

Ethnic groups

Thai (88.6%), Malay (2.5%), Chinese (2.5%), Khmer (2.2%), Kui (0.6%)

People

Est. Population:

68,200,824

Demonym:

Thai

Religions:

Buddhist (84.6%)
Muslim (8.6%)
Indigenous (3.1%)
Atheist (2.1%)
Christian (1.3%)

Largest City:

Bangkok (5,782,159)

Other Cities:

Nonthaburi (270,609)
Nakhon Ratchasima (174,332)
Chiang Mai (174,235)
Hat Yai (157,467)
Udon Thani (155,339)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

South China Sea (South)

Total Area:

513,120 km2 (99.96% land, 0.04% water)

Total Land:

4,863 km

Total Coastline:

3,219 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Central plain
Plateau in the east

Highest Point

Doi Inthanon (2,576 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Land subsidence
Droughts

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha

Admin. Divisions

76 Provinces
1 Municipality

Independence:

1238 (Founded)

Nat'l Symbol:

Garuda

Nat'l Anthem:

Phleng Chat Thai

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$16,100 (USD)

Currency

฿ (Baht)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ฿ (Baht)32.57

Communication

Internet Code

.th

Telephone Code

+66

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 7 - Thailand
Posted on Thursday June 23, 2016

Cultural Notes

Nicknames are common in Thailand, and they are usually given as a child by elders and are generally one-syllable.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/th.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TH (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.dla.go.th/templateOrganize/temp1/e_book_detail.jsp?id=4576 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 December 2016