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Thailand's Information

Flag of Thailand
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
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Thailand, "The Land of Smiles" attracts a record number of travelers each year who are drawn to the incredible beauty of the country, ruins and relics of its ancient history, friendly people, great food and travel is still affordable.

Major attractions include Bangkok, with its nightlife, shopping and Thai cuisine restaurants and the picturesque floating markets; Phuket Island and the endless miles of perfect beaches; numerous diving, golf and eco-tourism sites; historical monuments and parks, and the stunning ruins and shrines of its many fascinating kingdoms and cultures.

Note: It is advised to exercise a high degree of caution (or avoid) in the provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla, due to the threat of terrorist attacks.


  • Calling Code: 66
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: Thailand's weather is comfortable most of the year, although summers can be quite hot.

    It is best to avoid the rainy season (July to October). November throgh February are the coolest times of the year and the least rainfall.

    Because Thailand is a large country with a diverse landscape, travel is suitable any time of the year.




  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

Thailand Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Thailand?

The Thai people make up the largest ethnic group of Thailand, representing 91.5% of the population.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Thailand

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