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General Facts About Thailand

  • Population: 69 million (20th most populous)
  • Area: 198,120 square miles (50th largest; 3 times larger than State of Florida)
  • Ethnic Groups
    • Thai 96%
    • Burmese 2%
    • Other 2%
  • Religion
    • Buddhism 94%
    • Muslim 5%
    • Christianity 1%
  • Literacy Rate: 96.7%
  • Life Expectancy: 74.7 years
  • Human Development Index: 87th in the world
  • Currency: Baht (roughly 34 baht = 1 USD)
  • Capital City: Bangkok (Population of 9.2 million; 14 million in Metro area)
  • Border Countries: Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia
  • Seasons
    • Hot and Rainy (June-October)
    • Cool and Dry (November-February)
    • Hot and Dry (March-May)
  • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Time Zone:  12 hours ahead of EST; 11 hours ahead of EDT

Map of Thailand