Kingdom of Thailand is located in the southeast of the Asian Continent, with a population of 67,091,089 , making it the 20th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Bangkok with a total population of 8,280,925. The country
encompasses 513,120 square kilometers making it the 5
1st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Laos,
Cambodia, Gulf of Thailand, Indian Ocean, Malaysia and Burma (Myanmar).

King Phumiphon Adunyadet (Bhumibol Adulyadej) is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through
heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. His heir apparent is Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. Prime Minister
Y
inglak Chinnawat (Yingluck Shinawatra) is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime
Ministers C
haruphong Rueangsusan (Jarupong Ruangsuwan), Plodprasop Suraswadi, Phongthep Therkanchana and
S
urapong Towijakchaikun (Surapong Tovichakchaikul) achieves that status through appointment by the king and holds that
position at the pleasure of the king though these appointments are in connection with a military coup launched 1 September
2006. Its form of government is a constitutional monarchy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 24
August 2007.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Thai, English, ethnic and regional dialects. It counts among its major
religions Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 204 AM, 334 FM, 6 Short
Wave and 111 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Doi Inthanon, its highest point at 2,576 meters and Gulf of Thailand, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is Chao Phraya, which measures about 4,000 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 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. Its official currency is
Thailand Baht.

Here’s something you may not know about Thailand. One hundred years ago, there were at least 100,000 elephants in
Thailand.  They were a treasured resource.  Now, sadly, they have become useless and their number has dropped to less
than 5,000.
Mama and baby
elephants
Bangkok- Thailand's
capital and largest city
Chao Phraya
Children in traditional
Thai dress
Doi Inthanon-
Thailand's highest point
Grilled prawns- a Thai
favorite
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THAILAND
Updated 10 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.3% (2009 est.)

530,000

28,000
Phuket- one of
Thailand's beach
resorts on the Strait of
Malacca
Betong- Thailand's
southernmost point on
the border with
Malaysia
Thai-Myanmar
Friendship Bridge in
Mae Sot- Thailand's
westernmost point
Mae Sa- Thailand's
northernmost point on
the border with
Myanmar
Mekong River at Nong
Khai on Thailand's
border with Laos
Pha Taem National
Park- Thailand's
easternmost point on
the border with Laos
Thailand border
crossing into Cambodia
Port Prachuap on the
Gulf of Thailand-
Thailand's lowest point
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Hills above Chiang Mai
in northern Thailand
Khorat Plateau in
eastern Thailand