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Thailand Information Geography
Thailand is a land area of 513,115 sq.km.(approx. 127,008 acres) bordered by Malaysia (South), Myanmar (West & North), Laos (North & East) and Cambodia (Southeast). The country’s east coast borders the Gulf of Thailand and the west coast is adjacent to the Andaman Sea. The country is separated geographically into four main zones-the fertile central plains, dominated by the Chao Phraya River; the 300-metre-high northeast plateau, the kingdom’s most barren region; the mountainous North; and the tropical southern peninsula.
Bangkok is a land area of 1,568.737 km2 (605.7 sq mi) – Metro 7,761.50 km2 (2,996.7 sq mi)
The full ceremonial name of the city given by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, and later edited by King Mongkut, is:
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
(Thai: กรุงเทพ มหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุทธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์.)
The red, white and blue bands symbolize the nation, religion, and the monarchy respectively.
Nakhon Ratchasima 20,493 sq. km., Chiang Mai 20,107 sq. km., Kanchanaburi 19,483 sq. km.
Phuket 543 sq. km., Kho Chang 429sq. km., kho Samui 247 sq. km.
Doi Inthanon 2,565 m., Doi Pha Hom Pok 2,285 m., Doi Chiang Dao
Chi 765 km., Mun 750 km., Nan 740 km., Chao Phraya 370 km. or 1,110 km. if the Nan, its main tributary, is included.
220 volts 50 cycles throughout the country.
Drink only bottled or boiled water.
GMT + 7 hours.
Government offices open from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Banking hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Most business offices open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some work on Saturday.
Thai is the national language. English is widely understood in Bangkok and big cities.
Buddhists 94.2%, Muslims 4.6%, Christians 0.8%, others 0.4%.
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej or King Rama IX. The country comprises 76 provinces, each sub-divided into amphoe (county), tambon (district) and muban (village).
Major agricultural exports
Rice, tapioca, rubber, maize, pineapples, durians, longans, palm oil and herbs.
Major manufactured exports
Computer and computer accessories, integrated circuit, textiles, electronics, cars and spare parts, gems and jewelry, televisions and television accessories.
Total population live in Thailand approx. 70,000,000