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Thailand is found in Southeast Asia. A tropical country, it has diverse ecosystems, including forested areas, fertile rice fields, plateaus, and coasts along the narrow southern peninsula.
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Key Facts & Information
GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE AND DEMOGRAPHICS
- The Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam), is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asia composed of 76 provinces.
- Its size is 513,120 square kilometers (198,120 square miles) and is the 50th largest country by total area and 21st most populous.
- The capital and largest city is Bangkok.
- The north of the country is the mountainous area of the Thai highlands while the south consists of the narrow Kra Isthmus that widens into the Malay Peninsula.
- At the east is the Mekong river and the centre is dominated by the predominantly flat Chao Phraya river valley.
- The six geographical regions differ in population, basic resources, natural features, and level of social and economic development.
- Most of Thailand has tropical wet and dry or savanna climate while some places have tropical monsoon and tropical rainforest climates.
- It has three seasons: (a) Rainy – mid-May to mid-October, (b) Winter – mid–October to mid–February and (c) Summer – mid–February until mid–May.
- Currently, 50.5 % of the population of Thailand is urban and its population density is 136 people per square kilometer (353 people per square miles).
- Besides Bangkok, other famous cities are Samut Prakan, Mueang Nonthaburi, Udon Thani and Chiang Mai.
- About 75% to 95% of the population is ethnically Thai, with almost 40% of its residents having partial Chinese ancestry.
- The official language of Thailand is Thai, a Tai–Kadai language.
- The culture of Thailand was largely influenced by India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia.
- Thailand’s families are rarely nuclear because most people live in large extended families.
- Thai is a very tonal language. Its alphabet has 32 vowels and 44 consonants.
POLITICS & ECONOMY
- Politics in Thailand are composed of a constitutional monarchy; the prime minister is the head of government and a hereditary monarch is head of state.
- Thailand’s current king, Phrabat Somdet Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua, has ruled since 2016. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
- The monarchy however rarely intervenes in Thai politics since it has a government that is divided into three branches: the judiciary, executive, and the legislative.
- The economy of Thailand has shown exponential growth starting 1985-1996 and up to the present.
- Its poverty level has declined substantially over the last 30 years from 67% in 1986 to 7.8% in 2017.
- However, on 22 May 2014, a news article claimed that the nation was on the verge of recession.
- This prompted implementation of a new constitution. Thai coup d’état leader General Prayut Chan-o-cha is the current prime minister.
- According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Thailand’s GDP growth is project to 3.1% in 2020. GDP means Gross Domestic Product – it measures the value of economic activity within a country.
TOURISM, FLORA and FAUNA
- The real name of Bangkok is “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit” which means “City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s Behest.”
- Thailand is made up of approximately 1,430 islands. These islands support diverse flora and fauna including exotic animals only found in the country.
- Top destinations in Thailand include: Pattaya Beach, Grand Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Kaeng Sam Phan Bok, and Kong Nam Yuan among others.
- Endemic animals in Thailand include limestone white-bellied rat, turquoise-throated barbet, kanburi pit viper, cave sheatfish, phu luang cliff frog, and many others.
- Vascular plant species restricted to Thailand include the orchids paphiopedilum exul and dendrobium dixonianum, magnolia sirindhorniae, sapria ram, and rhododendron ludwigia num.
- Portions of Thailand are included in two biodiversity hotspots: the Indo-Burma and the Sundaland.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Thailand across 27 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Thailand worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Thailand which is found in Southeast Asia. A tropical country, it has diverse ecosystems, including forested areas, fertile rice fields, plateaus, and coasts along the narrow southern peninsula.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Basic Thai
- Thai Symbols
- Thai Deities
- Great Thais
- From Thailand, with Love
- Speak Thai
- Comic Time!
- The Hero
- Thailand Over the Years
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