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Population: 66,720,153 (2011)
Land Area: 514,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land
Capital: Bangkok
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Phumiphon Adunyadet (1946)
Head of Government: Abhisit Vejjajiva (2008)
Languages: Thai, English, Ethnic dialects
Currency: Baht (THB)
Major Religions: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, Other 0.1%
Major Ethnicities: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, Other 11%
Life Expectancy: 73.6 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 318.9 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 586.9 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 10.4%, Industry 45.6%, Services 44% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 42.4%, Industry 19.7%, Services 37.9% (2008)
Industries: Tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing: jewellery, appliances, computers, integrated circuits; furniture, plastics, automobiles, automotive parts, tungsten production, tin production
Agriculture Products: Rice, cassava, rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
Human Development Index: 0.682 (103rd)
Tourism Revenue: 13.054 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 1.2% (2010)

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Army Size: 306 600 (2004)
Budget: 1.8% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. Thailand's economy is newly-industrialized with a large manufacturing sector. Thailand is also the biggest exporter of rice in the world. Tourism is also an important sector, which promises to continue growing.

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CIA World Factbook: Thailand
Wikipedia: Thailand

Updated on: January 1, 2012