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Facts about Thailand

Geography Climate
Thailand has a land area of 513,115 sq. km. bordered by Malaysia ( South ), Myanmar ( West & North ), Laos ( North & East ) and Cambodia ( Southeast ). Temperature varies from 38'C to 19'C ; humidity from 82.8 % to 66 %.
Seasons Population
Hot ( March to May ), rainy (June to October ) and cool ( November to February ). Total 59,095,419 ( end 1994 ), including 29,552,978 males and 29,542,441 females. Of the total, 9.45% live in Bangkok.
Language Religion
Thai is the national language. English is widely understood in the cities. Buddhist 94.82 %, Muslim 4.00 %, Christian 0.55 %, others 0.63 %.
Government National Flag
A constitutional monarchy headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with 76 provinces, each sub-divided into Amphur, Tamboon and Moobahn. thai national flag The red , white and blue bands symbolize the nation, Buddhism and the monarchy respectively.
Largest Provinces Highest Peaks
Nakhon Ratchasima   20,493.96 sq. km.
Chiang Mai      20,107.06 sq. km.
Kanchanaburi    19,483.15 sq. km.
Doi Inthanon   2,565m.
Doi Luang      2,175m.
Phu Soi Dao   2,102m.
Largest Islands Principal Rivers
Phuket    543.00 sq. km.
Samui    239.90 sq. km.
Chang    212.09 sq. km.
Chi    765 km.
Mun    750 km.
Nan   740 km.
Chao Phraya   370 km.*
* or 1,110 km. if the Nan, its main tributary, is included.
Clothing Electricity
Thin cotton is the best. A jacket or sweater may be necessary in the cool season, especially in a mountainous area in the North or Northeast. 220 volts 50 cycles throughout the country.
Water Dining
Drink only bottled or boiled water. You can find places to eat 24 hrs. a day, but better avoid sidewalk stalls where, though food is cheap and palatable, hygienic conditions may not be up to standard.
Shopping News Papers
Shopping is fun here in Thailand. You have a wide range of good buys to choose from. They are beautiful because Thais are gifted artists, and cheap because the labour cost are low. You can buy a large range of foreign News Papers in Thailand. Some English and German News Papers are printed here.
Genealogical Table Getting around
For a Genealogical Table of the Present Chakri Dynasty
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For tips on Thailand's transportation i.e.: airlines, taxies, trains, boats etc. and other useful information.

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