Population of main cities:
Bangkok (5,692,284); Nonthanburi (256,190); Pak Kret (184,501); Hat Yai (159,130); Nakhon Ratchasima (134,440); Udon Thani (133,429)
Although more than 95% of the population are classified as Thai, the country has a complex ethnic composition. The Thai themselves vary considerably, with those of the central plain differing markedly in culture and language from those of the north and northeast, known as the Lao. Many Thai have some Chinese ancestry, and the Chinese constitute the largest single minority group in the country (over 15%). About 2% of the population is of Birman background. (National Statistical Office
Other Languages Spoken:
English is a second language taught in most schools. However it may be difficult to find people able to speak English. Chinese is also often used.
Thai and English.
95% of Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in Thailand at 4.5%. Thailand's southernmost provinces - Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and part of Songkhla Chumphon have dominant Muslim populations, consisting of both ethnic Thai and Malay. Most often Muslims live in separate communities from non-Muslims.
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National Currency: Thailand Baht (THB)
Type of State:
Thailand is a Kingdom. It is a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy. However, the country is ruled by a military-led government that seized power through a coup d’état in May 2014.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, emerging financial market.
One of the most successful economies of South East Asia; economy based on the agri-food production, tourism, production of automotive and exports of electronic products
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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5.8 per 100 Inhabitants
9.1 per 100 Inhabitants
26.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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