Thailand

Some Fast Facts About Thailand

Area:
513,120 sq km (51st largest country in the world)
Comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming
Borders: Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia
Capital: Bangkok

Climate:
Thailand is a tropical country with generally warm weather (avg. 84°F)
Cool Season (November-February)
Hot Season (March-June)
Rainy Season (July-October)

Population:
67,448,120 (July 2013 est.) – 21st most populous nation in the world

Ethnic Groups:
Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, Other 11%

Languages:
Thai, regional dialects

Religions:
Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, Other 0.1% (2000 census)

Government:
Constitutional Monarchy
Independence 1238 (traditional founding date, Thailand was never colonized)

Currency:
Baht (About 32 baht is equivalent to 1 U.S. dollar)

Of course there are a million more things to know about Thailand, far too many to list here. Here are some very informative sites:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/th.html
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1040.html
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/thailand.htm
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/589625/Thailand
http://www.justthailand.org/
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/thailand-facts/

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One thought on “Thailand

  1. I’ve been following your posting Meghan. Very cool to say the least. Keep up the good work. What an adventure. This obviously is something that will change your life forever. Dave Martin

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