Thailand is a small country in Southeastern Asia with 76 provinces. It is about 511,770 sq km and borders the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. In comparison Thailand is slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming. The climate there is tropical and rainy from mid May to September and dry and cool from November to mid March. Some of Thailand's natural resources are tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, and gypsum. These things can be found in either the plain or mountains.
Even though the country has lot of open land there are cities. One of these cities being the capital, Bangkok which has nearly 9 million people. The total population of the country is 64,631,595 people with a growth rate .68%. The life expectancy is 69.95 years for men and 74.68 years for women. The different ethnic groups in Thailand are the Thai who make up about 75% of the population. There are also the Chinese who make up only 14% and other groups that make up the rest of the 11%. The religions include mainly Buddhism, then Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism. But regardless of religion most of Thailand speaks Thai as their first language. This includes the different ethnic dialects. Their second language is English. The total literacy rate is pretty high at 92.6%.
Thailand's government is constitutional monarchy. The legal system is based on a civil law system, with influences of common law. The economy is a free enterprise and includes pro-investment policies. The population below the poverty rate is only 10% and the exchange rate is about 42 baht per U.S. dollar.
There have been people living in Thailand for over 4000 years but because there isn't any written documentation there isn't a lot know about many of those years. Though by the 6th century AD... [continues]
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