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Thai Facts

 

  • Known as Siam until 1939
  • It is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power
  • Ports and harbors are Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Pattani, Phuket, Sattahip, Si Racha, Songkhla
  • Coastline is 3,219 km long
  • The name "Thailand" means "Land of the Free"
  • Doi Inthanon is Thailand's highest peak
  • The Mekong River forms a border between Thailand and Laos
  • Phuket is Thailand's largest island
  • Thailand's largest reclining Buddha image can be found in the temple 'Wat Po'
  • Bangkok has a population of 7 Million with a total of 62 million nationally
  • Land mass is just over 500,000 square kilometres
  • Humidity is a constant high at 70 - 80%
  • Currency is the Thai Baht (see Converter for exchange rates)
  • Religion is mainly Buddhism comprising 95% of the country
  • A Royal Family overseas the Kingdom (Rama IX)

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Finally, Thailand has 76 provinces (changwat, singular and plural); Amnat Charoen, Ang Thong, Buriram, Chachoengsao, Chai Nat, Chaiyaphum, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri, Chumphon, Kalasin, Kamphaeng Phet, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Krung Thep Mahanakhon (Bangkok), Lampang, Lamphun, Loei, Lop Buri, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nan, Narathiwat, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phayao, Phetchabun, Phetchaburi, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phrae, Phuket, Prachin Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Rayong, Roi Et, Sa Kaeo, Sakon Nakhon, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Sara Buri, Satun, Sing Buri, Sisaket, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Surin, Tak, Trang, Trat, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit, Yala, Yasothon.