Thailand

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ratcha Anachak Thai CAPITAL: Bangkok (Krung Thep) FLAG: The national flag consists of five horizontal stripes: the outermost are red, and those adjacent are white. The blue center stripe is twice as thick as each of the other four. ANTHEM: Phleng Chat Thai (National Anthem of Thailand) MONETARY UNIT: The baht (THB) is a paper currency divided into 100 satang. Frequently used coins are of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 satang and 1, 2, 5, and 10 baht. Frequently used banknotes are of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 baht. THB 1 = US$0.0287244 (or $1 = THB 34.8136) as of September 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system is the legal standard. HOLIDAYS: New...

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  • Thailand
  • Continent

    • Asia
  • Capital City

    • Bangkok, Thailand (City)
  • Population

    • 68,414,135 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • English;
    • Thai;
    • Northeastern Thai;
    • Northern Thai;
    • Southern Thai
  • Long Name

    • Kingdom of Thailand
  • Type of Government

    • Parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarch
  • Currency

    • THB Baht
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $5,640 (2016)
  • Area

    • 198,117 mi²
    • (513,120 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 74.9 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 92.9% (2015 est.)

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