Thailand

Geography, Culture, Government, Economy

Geography

The landforms found in Thailand are a central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere. Natural resources that can be found here are tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, and arable land. Natural hazards that occur are land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts. The climate in Thailand is tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid. This is the geography of Thailand.

Culture

The nationality of Thailand is Thai. Thailand is know for having ethnic group percentages of Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11% . Languages Spoken in Thailand includes Thai, English[ secondary language of the elite], ethnic and regional dialects. Thailand has a variety of religions. These religions are Buddhist[ official], 94.6%,.Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7% Other 0.1% [2000 Census]. The birth rate in Thailand is 12.81 births/1,000 population (2012 est.), countrycomparison to the world: 154. The death rate in Thailand is 7.38 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 117.

Government

The type of government in Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. The name of the Prime Minister in the executive branch is Prime Minister YINGLAK Chinnawat. The name of the king in the executive branch is King PHUMIPHON Adunyadet.The name of the legislative branch is bicameral National Assembly or Rathasapha. The name of the judicial branch is Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Justice, and Supreme Administrative Court; also all judges are appointed by the king. The constitution was adopted in Thailand on August 24, 2007. Citizens can vote at age 18 years of age. This concludes the Government of Thailand.

Economy

Thailands per capita GDP is $10,000 a year. Thailands agricultural products include rice, cassava (manioc), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, and soybeans. The industries are

tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer. The industries percent is -9.3% [2011 est.]. Thailands import partners and pecentages are Japan 18.4%, China 13.4%, UAE 6.3%, US 5.9%, Malaysia 5.4%, and South Korea 4% (2011). Thailands export partners and percentages are China 12%, Japan 10.5%, US 9.6%, Hong Kong 7.2%, Malaysia 5.4%, Singapore 5%, Indonesia 4.4% (2011). The percent of the labor force that is Agriculture/Industry/Services is agriculture:40.7%, industries:13.2%, services:46.1%. Thailands name of curreny is Baht. This concludes Thailands economy.



Resources

Information gathered from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/th.html.