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Kingdom of Thailand

Ratcha Anachak Thai

Location Southeastern Asia
Bordered By
Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia

location of Thailand

map of Thailand

Total Area 198,117 sq mi (513,120 sq km)
Greatest Distance E-W 480 mi (772 km)
Greatest Distance N-S 1,100 mi (1,770 km)
Coastline 1,635 mi (2,631 km)
Highest Point Doi Inthanon, 8,514 ft (2,595 m)
Lowest Point sea level

Natural Resources tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land

Nationality Thai
Population (July 2015 est)
67,976,405
Largest Cities Bangkok
Ethnic Groups Thai, Burmese
Religions Buddhist (official), Muslim, Christian
Languages Thai (official), Burmese

Capital Bangkok
Form of Government constitutional monarchy
Present Constitution Adopted July 22, 2014
Chief of State
King Phumiphon Adunyadet (since June 9, 1946)
Head of Government Interim Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha (since August 25, 2014)
Cabinet Council of Ministers
Legislature transitional National Legislative Assembly
Judiciary
Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court, Supreme Administrative Court
Administrative Divisions
76 provinces (changwat)

Currency Baht
Per Capita Income
$14,400
Industries tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing, ceramics, aluminum, chemicals, glass, granite and marble, leather, machinery and metal work, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, printing, pulp and paper, and the world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer
Agricultural Products rice, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, palm oil, pineapple; livestock, fish products
Export Commodities tungsten, tin, automobiles and parts, computer and parts, jewelry and precious stones, polymers of ethylene in primary forms, refined fuels, electronic integrated circuits, chemical products, rice, fish products, rubber products, sugar, cassava, poultry, machinery and parts, iron and steel and their products
Import Commodities machinery and parts, crude oil, electrical machinery and parts, chemicals

National Holiday Birthday of King Phumiphon, December 5 (1927)
Flag five horizontal bands of red, white, blue (double width), white, and red; the red color symbolizes the nation and the blood of life; white represents religion and the purity of Buddhism; blue stands for the monarchy

flag of Thailand

SEE ALSO
Burma
Laos
Cambodia
Malaysia

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