THAILAND

Kingdom of Thailand

ราชอาณาจักรไทย
Ratcha Anachak Thai
Flag Emblem
AnthemPhleng Chat Thai
Royal anthem: Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami
Location of  Thailand  (green)in Southeast Asia  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]
Capital
(and largest city)
Bangkok1
13°45′N 100°29′E / 13.75°N 100.483°E / 13.75; 100.483
Official language(s) Thai[1]
Official scripts Thai alphabet
Demonym Thai
Government Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
 –  Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
 –  Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
Legislature National Assembly
 –  Upper House Senate
 –  Lower House House of Representatives
Formation
 –  Sukhothai Kingdom 1238 – 1448 
 –  Ayutthaya Kingdom 1351 – 1767 
 –  Thonburi Kingdom 1768 – 1782 
 –  Rattanakosin Kingdom 6 April 1782 
 –  Constitutional Monarchy 24 June 1932 
 –  Later Constitution 24 August 2007 
Area
 –  Total 513,120 km2 (50th)
198,115 sq mi 
 –  Water (%) 0.4 (2,230 km2)
Population
 –  2010 estimate 63,723,953 (21st)
 –  2000 census 60,606,947[2] 
 –  Density 132.1/km2 (88th)
342/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 –  Total $547.060 billion[3] (24th)
 –  Per capita $8,239[3] (86th)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 –  Total $273.313 billion[3] (33rd)
 –  Per capita $4,116[3] (92nd)
Gini (2002) 42 
HDI (2007) ▲0.783[4] (medium) (87th)
Currency Baht (฿) (THB)
Time zone (UTC+7)
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .th
Calling code +66
1 ^ Thai name: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Krung Thep. The full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
2 ^ According to the Department of Provincial Administration’s official register, not taking into account unregistered citizens and immigrants.
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