FACTS AT A GLANCELocation
Thailand is located at the Southeast Asian mainland, adjoining the Lao People Democratic Republic, and the Union of Myanmar to the North; the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand to the East; the Union of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea to the West and Malaysia to the South.Area
The area of Thailand, composed of 99.6% of land and 0.4% of marine territory, is approximately 514,000 sq.km.Major Cities
The Capital of Thailand is Bangkok.
Other Major Cities are Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chaing Mai, Chaing Rai,
Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattaya, Phuket,
Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani.Population
Approximately 62 million, with many ethnic groups.Language
Thai is the official language, though business people usually understand English and some Chinese dialects.Climate
Tropical, with an average low temperature of 23.6 °C and high of 32.9 °C. Three seasons: monsoon from July to October, cool from November until February and hot from March until June.Currency
Thai currency unit is Baht.
Coins are valued at 25 and 50 satang (brass-colored), 1 baht (nickel), 5 baht (nickel with copper rim), and 10 baht (nickel with a brass center).
Notes are in 20 Baht (green), 50 Baht (blue), 100 Baht (red), 500 Baht (purple), and 1,000 Baht (grey) denominations.