Country name: Kingdom of Thailand

Short form: Thailand

Population: 65.4 million (2004)

Capital: Bangkok

Languages: Thai, English, ethnic and regional dialects

Religion: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%

Government type: Constitutional monarchy. The King is the Chief of State Legal system. Based on civil law system, with influences of common law.

Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand; Southeast of Burma, Southwest of Laos, East of Cambodia and North of Malaysia.

Area total: 514,000 sq km

Land: 511,770 sq km

Water: 2,230 sq km

Geo Coordinates: 15 00 N, 100 00 E

Time zone: GMT+7

Currency: Baht (THB)

International dialling code: +66

Internet country code: .th

Economy:
GDP: $184.8 billion
GDP growth rate: 5.4%
GDP per capita: $3,000

Major exports: machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical apparatus for circuits, computer parts, and electrical appliances

Exports of goods and services: $106.1 billion

Major export trading partners: US 19.7%, Japan 14.5%, Singapore 8.1%, Hong Kong 5.4%

Major imports: capital goods, raw materials, fuel and lubricants

Imports of goods and services: $85.1 billion

Major import trading partners: Japan 23.0%, US 9.6%, Singapore 7.6%, Malaysia 5.6%

Foreign direct investment (net): $962 million

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