About Thailand

GENERAL INFORMATION


ABOUT THAILAND

Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation that never has been colonized, is a constitutional monarchy. A unified Thai kingdom has existed since the mid-14th century, and Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand.

WEATHER

The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid: typical location within the tropics. Thailand can be generally divided into three seasons: “hot” season, “rainy” season, and “cool” season.

ETHNICAL

The population of Thailand comprises of roughly 67 million citizens. The majority are ethnically Thai, though peoples of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese, and Lao origin are also represented to varying degrees. Approximately, 7 million citizens live in the capital city, Bangkok.

LANGUAGE

More than 92% of the population speaks Thai or one of its regional dialects. While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, English is spoken and understood throughout many parts of Thailand.

RELIGION

94.6% of Thais are Buddhist, 4.6% of Thais are Muslim 0.7% of Thais are Christian

CURRENCY

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht. Baht come in both coin and banknote form.

TIME

Thailand Standard time is GMT +7 and does not observe daylight savings.