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Thailand

Maps, facts and figures

Thailand flagPopulation: 67.01 million (2013)

Geography: 514,000 square kilometres in Southeast Asia region 

Climate: Thailand’s climate is tropical with very high humidity. Thailand has three distinct seasons: the hot season, the rainy season and the cool season.

World heritage sites: Historic town of Sukhothai, Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries, Historic city of Ayutthaya

Capital city: Bangkok

Language: Thai, Karen, Khmer, Malay

Political system: Constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democratic system

Value of Australian exports: $16 billion

Thailand boat

Useful websites

Thailand and Australia

Australian Embassy in Thailand – advice about travel to Thailand, in addition to information and news about the country

Smart Traveller: Thailand – travel advice about Thailand from the Australian government

Australia-Thailand Institute (Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) – background information about Thailand and its connections with Australia

Thailand in the media

Bangkok Post

Thai PBS

Saim Daily News

Thailand profile from the BBC

Thailand news from the ABC

Thailand news and facts from The New York Times

Acknowledgements

Source: CIA World Factbook
Image: Ilha PhiPhi, by Paulo Brandao (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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