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Nationality: Thai

Languages:    Thai

Religions:   Buddhists , Muslims

Population:   67,976,405

Median Age: 36.7 years

Population Growth Rate: 0.34%

Birth Rate:  1.20%

Death Rate: 0.78%

Capital: Bangkok

Electricity Production: 173.3 billion kWh

Electricity Exports: 1.375 billion kWh

Electricity Imports : 12.57 kWh

Telephones- Landline: 5.69 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 97.1 million

Airports: 101

Airports with Paved Runways : 63

Heliports: 7

Railways: 4070 km

Road Ways: 180,053 km

Water Ways: 4000 km

Passports Validity:  six months from the date of entry


Introduction:
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939 , Thailand is the only Souheast Asian country never to have colonized by a European power

Economy:
With a well-developed infrastructure a free-enterprise economy and generally pro-investment policies Thailand has historically had a strong economy due in part to competitive industrial and agriculture exports- mostly electronics, agricultural commodities , automobiles and parts and processed foods


interesting facts Thailand

Facts Thailand



  • More and more people come to Thailand ( Bangkok) to conceive a child because here it's not illegal to determine he baby's gender


  • Every Thai male is expected to become a monk at some point in his life , generally between finishing school and starting his career/getting married


  • About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14 % Chinese origin and 3% is ethnically Malay ; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons , Khmers and various hill tribes


  • The world biggest china town is located in Bangkok


  • The Tee Law Su in the highest waterfall in Thailand


  • Several years ago Bangkok was named the hottest city in the world by the world Meteorological Organization


  • Phuket is Thailand's largest Island


  • Thailand has some of the most Guinness World records per person in the world. Kanchana Ketkaew ,lived in a glass room measuring 12 square meter ( 130 square foot ) containing 5320 scorpions for 33 days and nights at the Royal Garden Plaza , Pattaya Thailand. She was stung thirteen times


  • Padaung tribe who lived on the territory of Myanmar in Thailand have a tradition of extending its women's neck with brass rings


  • The Current Thai year is 2555 ( 2012 ) which is based on the number of years that Buddha passed away


  • Thai culture is kin to the Cambodian ulture & religion which was adopted by Thais in the 13 th century


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