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Land Area 510,890 km2
Water Area 2,230 km2
Total Area 513,120km2 (#50)
Population 68,200,824 (#20)
Population Density 133.49/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy; Note - Interim Military-affiliated Government Since May 2014
GDP (PPP) $1,160.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,800
Currency Baht (THB)
Largest Cities
2000s continued
  • (2010) Pro-Thaksin opposition protestors paralyzed central Bangkok for two months, demanded Prime Minister Abhisit's resignation, early elections; talks failed, troops stormed protesters' barricades, ended demonstration, death toll was 91
  • (2010) Following resignation of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as Cambodia's economic advisor, Thailand resumed diplomatic ties
  • (2010) Thailand extradited Russian national Vidtor Bout to USA on charges of arms dealing; Russia said move was "glaring injustice" and politically motivated
  • (2011) Tensions between Cambodia and Thailand worsened after two Thai citizens were charged with spying after crossing disputed border
  • (2011) Indonesian monitors allowed access to Thai-Cambodian border to prevent further clashes after exchange of gunfire
  • (2011) Two tons of African elephant tusks worth millions of dollars were confiscated during smuggling operation through Bangkok port
  • (2011) Months of fighting between Cambodian and Thai forces across border killed at least 16, nearly 100,000 people displaced
  • (2011) Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced the dissolving of lower house of Parliament to hold early elections
  • (2011) In elections, Yingluck Shinawatra elected Thailand's first female prime minister
  • (2011) Severe flooding killed hundreds, destroyed millions of homes, livelihoods damaged; over nine million people affected, 27 of 77 provinces were inundated by flood waters
  • (2012) Israel's prime minister blamed Iran for series of bombings in Bangkok, said they were targeting Israeli diplomats
  • (2012) 12 people killed, more than 100 injured, hundreds evacuated after explosions and fire struck Thailand's largest chemical complex
  • (2012) Anti-government protestors blockaded parliament to prevent debate on proposed bill to end political tensions
  • (2012) Police stopped legal protest in Bangkok calling for overthrow of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
  • (2012) Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva charged with responsibility for death of taxi driver shot by troops during anti-government protests in Bangkok in 2010
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Thailand?

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