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Country data Thailand

Updated on 29.02.2016 [ ๒๙. ๐๒. ๒๕๕๙ ]

 Name of country Kingdom of Thailand
 Aerea 513.115 km²
 Climate   tropical
 Location Southeast Asia, between 6 and 20 30 'north latitude and 97 30' and 105 45 'east longitude
 Capital   Bangkok, in Thai (phonetic) "Krung Thep" ("City of Angels") and other names, approximately 12 million residents
 Population circa approximately 62.42 million, predominantly ethnic Thais (of which approximately 15% Chinese origin)
  • Malays: about 2 million
  • Chinese: about 223,000
  • so-called "hill tribes", figures are between 0,6 and 6.5 million
  • Furthermore, Khmer, Vietnamese, Indians, Burmese, Nepali
  • German: about 10,000 to 15,000 (no registration required)
 Population growth   2% p.a.
 National language Thai
 Religions Buddhism (95%), Islam (4%), Christianity, Hinduism, Animism
 Type of Government Military Government (under constitutional monarchy)
 Head of State King Bhumibol Adulyadej
 Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha
 Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul
 Parliament House of Representatives: 500 deputies elected on 03/07/2011, constituted on 02.08.2011, EP President: Somsak Kiatsuranont Senate: 150 senators, of which elected 76 (one per province) and 74 nominated. Recent elections on 2 March 2008
 Labor Unions Umbrella organizations in nearly 900 individual unions organizing in the private sector (over 200,000 members)
 Main media News:
Thai: Thai Rath, Daily News, Matichon, Thai Post, Kom Chud Luk, Post Today
Engl.: Bangkok Post, The Nation
Thai: Channel 3, 5, 7, 9,11, TNN, TNN2, NBT
Engl.: No, but in the English language foreign broadcasts via cable TV True Move
 Gross domestic product
284.4 billion U.S. dollars (2008 estimate)
245.5 billion U.S. dollars (2007)
 GDP per capita 5257 U.S. dollars (2011)
4991 U.S. dollars (2010)
 Exchange rate ~39,69 THB = 1,00 EUR (05/2015)
~34,44 THB = 1,00 USD (02/2016)

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