Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin
Languages: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects
Ethnic Groups: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
Belief Systems: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%
Population: 70.6 million people (World Rank: 20th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 358 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 87th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.502 %/yr (World Rank: 163rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.4 years (World Rank: 108th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 35.4 years (World Rank: 53rd) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Thailand
in Washington D.C.
Thai Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Thailand