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About Thailand in detail
Where is Thailand?
Thailand, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 13 45 N 100 31 E otherwise in Southeast Asia, in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma.
What is the capital of Thailand?
The capital city of Thailand is: Bangkok.
What is the time in Bangkok?
It is 12 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Bangkok is: UTC+7.
What is the Internet code for Thailand?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Thailand is: .th
What is the size of Thailand?
The territory of Thailand is total: 513,120 sq km; land: 510,890 sq km, water: 2,230 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Thailand is about three times the size of Florida; slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming.
If we would like to walk around and discover Thailand, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 5,673 km.
What is the water coverage of Thailand?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Thailand is covered by water (see below), and this includes 3,219 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Thailand?
The climate of Thailand is tropical: rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September): dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March): southern isthmus always hot and humid.
Geographical data of Thailand
The elevation of Thailand; mean elevation: 287 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m, highest point: Doi Inthanon 2,576 m.
The typical geographical details of Thailand include central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Thailand is controls only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore.
Resources and land use of Thailand
The country’s main mined products are tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 41.2%; arable land 30.8%; permanent crops 8.8%; permanent pasture 1.6%; forest: 37.2%; other: 21.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Thailand
The number of inhabitants of Thailand is 68,200,824 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 50.4% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Thailand is concentrated in BANGKOK (capital) 9.27 million; Samut Prakan 1.814 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Thailand
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Thai 95.9%, Burmese 2%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Thailand
The spoken languages in Thailand are the following: Thai (official language) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8%. Note: English is a secondary language of the elite (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Thailand?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Buddhist (official) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Thailand
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.18% (male 6,000,434 / female 5,714,464) 15-24 years: 14.47% (male 5,030,930 / female 4,839,931) 25-54 years: 46.5% (male 15,678,250 / female 16,038,155) 55-64 years: 11.64% (male 3,728,028 / female 4,208,624) 65 years and over: 10.21% (male 3,047,938 / female 3,914,070) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Thailand is 0.32% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Thailand the birth rate is 11.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Thailand the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Thailand, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Thailand are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Thailand
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, and generally pro-investment policies, Thailand historically has had a strong economy, but it experienced slow growth in 2013-14 as a result of domestic political turmoil and sluggish globalThailand faces labor shortages, and has attracted an estimated 2-4 million migrant workers from neighboring countries. The Thai Government in 2013 implemented a nationwide 300 baht (roughly $10) per day minimum wage policy and deployed new tax reforms des.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Thailand is $390.6 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Thailand is 3.2% (2016 estimate) 2.8% (2015 estimate) 0.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Thailand this is $16,800 (2016 estimate) $16,300 (2015 estimate) $15,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Thailand produces?
The main agricultural products of Thailand are rice, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, palm oil, pineapple, livestock, fish products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts, agricultural. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts, agricultural.
Drinking water source in Thailand
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.6% of population, rural: 98% of population, total: 97.8% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.4% of population, rural: 2% of population, total: 2.2% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Thailand
In Thailand the average number of childbirth is 1.51 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Thailand
The average age of the population is total: 37.2 years; male: 36.2 years, female: 38.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Thailand it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Thailand is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Thailand. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Thailand a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Thailand
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Thailand density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Thailand the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrheavectorborne diseases: dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Thailand the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Thailand is 9.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Thailand? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Thailand are land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts.
More interesting facts about Thailand
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the US in Vietnam. Thailand since 2005 has experienced several rounds of political turmoil including a military coup in 2006 that ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat, followed by large-scale street protests by competing political factions in 2008, 2009, and 2010. THAKSIN's youngest sister, YINGLAK Chinnawat, in 2011 led the Puea Thai Party to an electoral win and assumed control of the government. A blanket amnesty bill for individuals involved in street protests, altered at the last minute to include all political crimes - including all convictions against THAKSIN - triggered months of large-scale anti-government protests in Bangkok beginning in November 2013. In early May 2014 YINGLAK was removed from office by the Constitutional Court and in late May 2014 the Royal Thai Army staged a coup against the caretaker government. Then head of the Royal Thai Army, Gen. PRAYUT Chan-ocha, was appointed prime minister in August 2014. The interim military government created several interim institutions to promote reform and draft a new constitution. Elections are tentatively set for mid-2017. King PHUMIPHON Adunyadet passed away in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne; his only son, WACHIRALONGKON Bodinthrathepphayawarangkun, ascended the throne in December 2016. Thailand has also experienced violence associated with the ethno-nationalist insurgency in its southern Malay-Muslim majority provinces. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed and wounded in the insurgency..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Thailand: 1238 (traditional founding date; never colonized).
The flag and other symbols of Thailand
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, five horizontal bands of red (top), 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. Note: similar to the flag of Costa Rica but with the blue and red colors reversed.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Thailand: garuda (mythical half-man, half-bird figure), elephant; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Thailand
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Thailand?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Thailand is civil law system with common law influences.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Thailand, we can highlight the following structures in transition; following the May 2014 military coup, a National Legislative Assembly or Sapha Nitibanyat of no more than 220 members replaced the bicameral National Assembly; expanded to 250 members in September 2016; elections for a permanent legislative body are currently unscheduled and probably will not occur until late 2017elections: Senate - last held on 30 March 2014; House of Representatives - last held on 2 February 2014, but later declared invalid by the Constitutional Courtelection results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Thailand
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Thailand the labor force is 38.45 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Thailand is total: 9.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 10.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 8.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Thailand is 0.9% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Thailand, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.8% highhest 10%: 31.5% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Thailand the GINI index is .48,4 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Thailand the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.8% highhest 10%: 31.5% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Thailand
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Thailand is; revenues: $76.69 billion, expenditures: $86.94 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 19.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Thailand is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Thailand
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate), -0.9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 6.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Thailand
Thailand, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Thailand is: $190 billion (2016 estimate), $212.1 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: automobiles and parts, computer and parts, jewelry and precious stones, polymers of ethylene in primary forms, refine fuels, electronic integrated circuits, chemical products, rice, fish products, rubber products, sugar, cassava, poultry, machinery and pa.
The most important imported products are: machinery and parts, crude oil, electrical machinery and parts, chemicals, iron & steel and product, electronic integrated circuit, automobile’s parts, jewelry including silver bars and gold, computers and parts, electrical household appliances, soybean,, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.3%, Japan 15.4%, US 6.9%, Malaysia 5.9%, UAE 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Thailand
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Thailand, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 6.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 3.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Thailand, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Thailand; high quality system, especially in urban areas like Bangkokdomestic: fixed-line system provided by both a government-owned and commercial provider; wireless service expanding rapidlyinternational: country code - 66; connected to major submarine cable systems providing links throughout Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Thailand
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Thailand: 101 (2013), and the number of heliports: 7 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Thailand: total: 180,053 km (includes 450 km of expressways) (2006).
The total length of the waterways in Thailand: 4,000 km (3,701 km navigable by boats with drafts up to 0.9 m) (2011).
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Facts about Thailand
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Thailand, conventional short form: Thailand, local long form: Ratcha Anachak Thai, local short form: Prathet Thai, former: Siam, etymology: "Land of the Tai [People]"; the meaning of "tai" is uncertain, but may originally have meant "human beings" or "people".
|Abbrevation: Thailand||Geographic coordinates:
15 00 N, 100 00 E
|Location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Thailand: Bangkok||GPS of the Capital:
13 45 N 100 31 E
|Position: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma|
|Land area: total: 513,120 sq km; land: 510,890 sq km, water: 2,230 sq km||Terrain: central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere
||Area comparative: about three times the size of Florida; slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming|
|Population: 68,200,824 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.32% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.89 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.78 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $190 billion (2016 estimate), $212.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $171.3 billion (2016 estimate), $177.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.3%, Japan 15.4%, US 6.9%, Malaysia 5.9%, UAE 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 50.4% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BANGKOK (capital) 9.27 million; Samut Prakan 1.814 million (2015)||Median age: total: 37.2 years; male: 36.2 years, female: 38.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 26.726 million. Percent of population: 39.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 5.309 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 84.797 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 125 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 0.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Thai (singular and plural) adjective: Thai||National holidays: Birthday of King PHUMIPHON (BHUMIBOL), 5 December (1927)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 74.7 years. Male: 71.5 years, female: 78 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.51 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 11.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.7%; male: 96.6%, female: 96.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with common law influences||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts, agricultural||Industrial production growth rate: 3.1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.2% (2016 estimate) 2.8% (2015 estimate) 0.8% (2014 estimate)|
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