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Where is Thailand?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Thailand covers 510,890 square kilometers of land and 2,230 square kilometers of water, making it the 51st largest nation in the world with a total area of 513,120 square kilometers.

Thailand was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1769. The population of Thailand is 67,091,089 (2012) and the nation has a density of 131 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB). As well, the people of Thailand are refered to as Thai.

The dialing code for the country is 66 and the top level internet domain for Thai sites is .th.

Thailand shares land borders with 4 countries: Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, Lao People's Democratic Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Thailand section.

Quick facts

Population 67,091,089
Density 131.3 / km2 ( 340.1 / mi2 )
Language Thai
Independence Year 1769
Capital Bangkok (Bangkok)
Currency Baht
GDP 374,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 5,575 (2014 data)
Land Area 510,890 km2 (197,256 mi2)
Water Area 2,230 km2 (861 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos
Minimum Longitude 97.350
Maximum Longitude 105.640
Mininum Latitude 5.610
Maximum Latitude 20.470

What is the capital of Thailand?

map showing the location of Thailand
Location of Bangkok on a map.

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. It has a population of 5,104,476, and is located on a latitue of 13.75 and longitude of 100.5.

Bangkok is also the political center of Thailand, which is considered a N/A, and home to its n/a head of state.

Quick Facts About Bangkok, the Capital Of Thailand

City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Population 5,104,476
Longitude 100.50144000
Latitude 13.75398000
Elevation 12 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Thailand

Rank City Population
#2Samut Prakan388,920
#3Mueang Nonthaburi291,555
#4Udon Thani247,231
#5Chon Buri219,164
#6Nakhon Ratchasima208,781
#7Chiang Mai200,952
#8Hat Yai191,696
#9Pak Kret182,926
#10Si Racha178,916
#11Phra Pradaeng171,333
#13Khon Kaen147,579
#14Surat Thani127,201
#15Ban Rangsit123,382
#16Ubon Ratchathani122,533
#17Nakhon Si Thammarat120,836
#18Khlong Luang118,551
#19Nakhon Pathom117,927

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.