Thailand Introduction

 

Full name: Kingdom of Thailand or Thailand 

Capital: Bangkok

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy

Head of State: Prayuth Chan-ocha (2017)

National holiday: December 5 (anniversary of the birth of King Bhumibol)

National anthem:   Civil: Phleng Chat

Real: Phleng Sansasoen Phra Barami

Currency: Thai baht (THB).

 

GEOGRAPHY

Area: 513,120 km2

Borders:  Laos and Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, the Andaman Sea and Burma to the west

Population: 69 million (2012)

Thailand is a South-East Asian country, which is divided into 6 macro-regions with 76 provinces: north, northeast, west, east, center, and south.

Form of government: parliamentary monarchy with the kingdom and a government that people are selected by voting.

The climate of Thailand is typical tropical with the monsoons. Every year, between mid-May and September, there is a southwest monsoon that brings rainfall, heat, and cloudiness; and between November and mid-March, there is the presence of a cold, dry northeast monsoon.

 

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  • Local feel and off the beaten track travel focus
  • Traveling, sharing and giving back with us
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