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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 the southeast Asia, in southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
What is the capital city of Thailand?
The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok.
What is the time in Bangkok?
It is 12 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Bangkok’s timezone 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 Thailand’s territory 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 cover a total distance: 5,673 km.
What is the water coverage of Thailand?
We have already mentioned 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.
Thailand’s specific geographical details include the central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Thailand is controlled 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 the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 50.4% of the total population (2015).
Most of Thailand’s population is concentrated in BANGKOK (capital) 9.27 million; Samut Prakan 1.814 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Thailand
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Thai 95.9%, Burmese 2%, and the other 1.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2010 estimate) 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 developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Thailand, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Thailand, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Thailand are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in this country’s case is 6.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Thailand
Suppose 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. Thailand 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.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Thailand is $390.6 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Thailand is 3.2% (2016 estimate), 2.8% (2015 estimate) 0.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily 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 economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Thailand produces?
Thailand’s main agricultural products are rice, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, palm oil, pineapple, livestock, and fish products.
The essential segments are tourism, textiles, garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers, parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles, and automotive parts, agriculture. 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, parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles, and automotive parts, agricultural.
Drinking water source in Thailand
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.6% of the population, rural: 98% of the people, total: 97.8% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 2.4% of the population, rural: 2% of the population, total: 2.2% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Thailand
In Thailand, the average delivery number is 1.51 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Thailand
The population’s average age is 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.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new 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—the residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Thailand a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Thailand
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Thailand, the hospital beds’ density is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Thailand the degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria (2016).
However, 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 due to the disease.
In Thailand, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Thailand is 9.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Thailand? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Thailand is land subsidence in the Bangkok area resulting from the water table’s depletion; droughts.
More interesting facts about Thailand
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is 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 colonize 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 for 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 the 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 ethnic-nationalist insurgency in its southern Malay-Muslim majority provinces. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed and wounded in the revolution.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones 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 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 national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and 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 is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
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 time, the legal system of a country is 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, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Thailand is a 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. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved 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.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Thailand
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. 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).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Thailand, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.8% highest 10%: 31.5% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was 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 of the criteria 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 most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Thailand, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 2.8% highest 10%: 31.5% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Thailand
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Thailand’s budget 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 N/A.
The fiscal year in Thailand is 1 October – 30 September.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Thailand
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; 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). These activities’ total revenue: 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.
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
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Thailand, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 6.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 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 Bangkok – domestic: fixed-line system provided by both a government-owned and commercial provider; wireless service expanding rapidly. International: country code – 66; connected to major submarine cable systems providing links throughout Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, and the 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 if 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 & data about Thailand
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Kingdom of Thailand, traditional short form: Thailand, local long form: Ratcha Anachak Thai, local short state: 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.”
|Abbreviation: Thailand||Geographic coordinates:
15 00 N, 100 00 E
|Country 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 Myanmar|
|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 the 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 the 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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