Thailand has land area of 513.115 Sq. km bordered by
Malaysia (South), Myanmar (West & North), Laos (North
& East) and Cambodia (Southeast).
Temperature varies from 19 to 38 degree C. Average
temperatures are about 29 C; humidity from 66% to 82.8%.
Hot (March to May), rainy (June to October) and cool
(November to February)
Population (end 1998)
Total 61,466,178, including 30,591,602 males and
30,874,576 females. Of the total, 9.18% lived in Bangkok.
Thai is the national language. English is widely
understood in cities.
Buddhist 92.55%, Muslim 5.29%, Christian 1.34% and others
Thailand is located at the meeting point of 2 great
cultural systems of Asia, Chinese and Indian. In everyday
life, Chinese culture has mixed very well with Thai,
whereas in Thai court culture, which has been based mainly
on Buddhism and Brahmanism, India has exerted strong
Constitutional monarchy headed by King, with 76 provinces,
each sub-divided into amphoe (district), tambon
(sub-district) and muban (village).
Red, white and blue bands symbolize the nation, Buddhism
and monarchy respectively.
Ratchasima 20,493.98 Sq. km
Chiang Mai 20,107.06 Sq. km
Kanchanaburi 19,483.15 Sq. km
Phuket 543 Sq. km; Samui 239.9 Sq. km; Chang 212.09 Sq. km
Doi Inthanon 2565 m; Doi Luang 2175 m; Phu Soi Dao 2102 m
Chi 765 km; Mun 750 km; Nan 740 km; Chao Phraya 370 km
Thin cotton is the best. Jacket or sweater may be
necessary in the cool season, especially in mountainous
area in the North or Northeast.
220 Volts, 50 cycles throughout the country
GMT +7 hours
Most office open from 8:30-17, Monday to Friday. General
banking hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30-15:30
Major Agricultural Exports
Rice, tapioca, rubber, coconuts, sugar, maize, pineapples,
cotton, palm oil
Major Manufactured Exports
Textiles, cement, electronics, cars, trucks, gems and jeweler