Thailand is a beautiful country is South East Asia, famous for its amazing food, sandy beaches and nightlife. Here’s 19 interesting facts about Thailand to clue you in…
Thailand is a beautiful country in South East Asia.
Thailand shares a border with Myanmar and Laos to the north and Cambodia to the east. It also has a coastline along the south leading to the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and the west by the Andaman Sea.
This stunning country has an area of 198,120 square miles (513,120 square kilometres).
Flag of Thailand
Thailand’s population was 69 million in 2019.
The capital city is called Bangkok; it covers an area of 605.7 square miles (1,568.7 square kilometres) and has a population of 8.3 million (2010).
The terrain here includes high mountains, a central plain, and an upland plateau.
To head for Thailand, type in the coordinates of° 15.0000 N,° 100.0000 E!
Bangkok’s full ceremonial name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit – the longest place name in the entire world.
Doi Inthanon in the northern mountain range of Thanon Thong Chai is the highest point in Thailand.
Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Residents here enjoy a tropical monsoon climate, reaching averages of 30-36 degrees Celsius during its warm season between March and May!
The average life expectancy here is 75 culturally enriched years (2019).
Should you choose to explore this fascinating country, you’ll need to exchange your money for some Thai baht.
Every year there is a festival dedicated entirely to monkeys in Thailand, named the Lopburi Monkey Festival.
Wondering what food is enjoyed in Thailand? Pad Thai is of course the national dish here.. Too obvious?
Thai is the official language of Thailand, although many other languages are spoken including Burmese and English!
They grow rice, cassava (tapioca), corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans and produce rubber.
Pad Thai, Thailand’s national dish – yummy!
Thailand’s industry consists of tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewellery and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts.
Thailand exports textiles and footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewellery, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances.
Want to call your friends in Thailand? You’ll need to use the international dialling +66.
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