thailand

Topics: Thailand, Southeast Asia, Burma Pages: 2 (458 words) Published: October 10, 2013
Thailand is a country located at the center of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. CAPITAL: Bangkok
Population:  67.091.089 people.
Area: 513.115 km².
Thailand is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered: North by Burma and Laos,
East by Laos and Cambodia,
South by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia,
West by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. [1] Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country by total area. It is slightly smaller than Yemen and slightly larger than Spain. The north of the country is the mountainous area of the Thai highlands, with the highest point being Doi Inthanon in the Thanon Thong Chai Range  The northeast, Isan, consists of the Khorat Plateau, bordered to the east by the Mekong River. The centre of the country is dominated by the predominantly flat Chao Phraya river valley, which runs into the Gulf of Thailand. The Chao Phraya and the Mekong River are the sustainable resource of rural Thailand. Industrial scale production of crops use both rivers and their tributaries. The Andaman Sea is regarded as Thailand's most precious natural resource as it hosts the most popular and luxurious resorts in Asia. Phuket, Krabi, Ranong,Phang Nga and Trang and their lush islands all lay along the coasts of the Andaman Sea and despite the 2004 Tsunami, they continue to be and ever more so, the playground of the rich and elite of Asia and the world. Thailand can best be described as tropical and humid for the majority of the country during most of the year. Is characterized by monsoons. There is a rainy, warm, and cloudy southwest monsoon from mid-May to September, as well as a dry, cool northeast monsoon from November to mid-March. The southern isthmus is always hot and humid. HISTORY

The earliest inhabitants of what is now Thailand were hunter-gatherers. However about 4,000 BC they began farming. However the ancestors of modern Thais are believed to have come from...
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