Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Kingdom of Thailand
  • Local Name: Prathet Thai
  • Capital: Bangkok (population: 6 million)
  • Language: Thai.
  • Currency: Baht ฿ (THB) = 100 satang.
  • People: Thai (75%), Chinese (11%), Malay (3.5%), also Mon, Khmer, Phuan and Karen minorities.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 69.39, Female: 73.88.
  • Religion: Buddhist (95%), Muslim (4%).
  • Size (sq km): 514,000 (49th)
  • Population: 64,631,595 (19th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 126 (80th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 66
  • Internet Country Code: .th
  • Time Zone: GMT +7
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0900-1700 Mon-Friday.
  • GDP: US$166 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$2,168
  • Annual Growth: 3.5%
  • Inflation: 2%
  • Major Industries: Computers, garments, integrated circuits, gems, jewellery.
  • Major Trading Partners: ASEAN, USA, European Union.
  • Personal Safety: Safe, apart from border with Myanmar.
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