Asia

Thailand

Country and Capital

Thailands capital city is Bangkok with a population of 6.355 million people in just that one city which then the population of Thailand is 66.79 million people.

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Climate

Thailand has a warm, tropical climate affected by an annual monsoom, with a rainy season from June to October and a dry season the rest of the year.Temperatures average 75 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit, with the highest temperatures from March to May and the lowest in December and January.There are three seasons,the cool season (November to February), the hot season (April to May), and the rainy season (June to October), though downpours rarely last more than a couple of hours.

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Religion

Buddhism in Thailand is the religion of 95% of the Thai people.

People all over the world who are interested in Buddhism and keep in touch with its news and activities must have heard of the Buddha Jayanti celebrations held a few years ago in all Buddhist countries, including India and Japan.The Buddhist tradition, especially of the Theravada or Southern School such as now prevails in Burma, Ceylon, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, has it that on the completion of 2,500 years from its foundation.

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Language

The official language of Thailand Siamese Thai, a Thai language closely related to the lao,shan in burma and numerous smaller languages of southern China and northern Vietnam. It is the principal language of education and government and is spoken throughout the country.The standard is based on the dialect of Bangkok, and it is written in the Thai alphabet.







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History highlights

On the 4 November 1782 was the beggining of the Chakri Dynasty which is ruled by King Rama 1, which still rules to this present day.

On the 4 Nov 1945. Thailand forced to return territory it had taken from Laos, Cambodia and Malaya. Exciled king returns.

On the 4 Nov 1995,Government collapses. Banharn Silpa-archa made the prime minister.

Economy

Thailand’s economy remains export-dependent, with exports accounting for 60% of a GDP that stood at roughly THB 7.7 trillion (approximately USD 270 billion) as of 2008. This positions the economy of Thailand as the 2nd largest in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia, a distinction it has held for many years.


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Education

Child’s Dream is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalised children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situation for their children and youth.

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Health

Thailand has had "a long and successful history of health development," according to the World Health Organization. Life expectancy is seventy years at birth, ninety-eight and ninety-six percent of the population have access to improved drinking water and sanitation (respectively), and a system providing universal health care for Thai nationals has been established since 2002.

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Living Conditions

Many Thais benefited from the years of economic growth.

However nearly one-quarter of the population live under

the national poverty line and the majority of these people

are from rural areas.

Thailand is host to between 1.5 and 2 million migrants

who have come from the poorer and often conflicttorn

neighbouring countries. While Thailand’s expanding

economy relies heavily on migrant workers, there is little

to protect migrants from trafficking or exploitation.


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Natural Resources

Thailand lies within the Indochinese Peninsula, except for the southern extremity, which occupies a portion of the Malay Peninsula. The country's extreme dimensions are about 1770 km from north to south and about 800 km from east to west. The physiography is highly diversified, but the mountain systems are the predominant feature of the terrain. A series of parallel ranges, with a north-south trend, occupy the northern and western portions of the country

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Environmental Issues