Interesting Thailand Facts

Thailand is a coastal country located in South-Eastern Asia where it is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Strait of Malacca. It occupies 513,120 km2 of land. The estimated population of Thailand is over 69,037,513.

Find out interesting Thailand facts and information about this Asian country with our fact file for kids. Discover important facts about the geography, landscape, landmarks, flag, population, size, continent, language, people, culture, climate, currency and location of Thailand.

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Thailand Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Thailand, Kingdom of Thailand * Location: South-Eastern Asia * Bordering: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Strait of Malacca * Capital City: Bangkok * Size: 513,120 km2 * Estimated Population: over 69,037,513 * Currency: Thai baht (THB) * Language(s): Thai * Country Code: +66

Interesting Thailand Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Thailand belongs to the continent of Asia, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Strait of Malacca. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the world's largest continent, it has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, occupies a total area of 43,820,000 km2 and forms 29.5% of the landmass of the world. Thailand is a coastal country that spans a total area of approximately 513,120 km2. It is of average size when compared to other countries situated on the continent of Asia. Thailand is smaller than Yemen but larger than Turkmenistan.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is thought to be more than 69,037,513 people. The majority of Thailand's inhabitants reside in Bangkok which is the country's most populous city. Thailand has a high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 131 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Thailand's capital city is called Bangkok. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Udon Thani, Chon Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following information provides a guideline to the approximate border lengths of Thailand:
Coastline 3,219 km, Burma 2,416 km, Cambodia 817 km, Laos 1,845 km, Malaysia 595 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Thailand has a hot, humid tropical climate and two monsoon seasons. The southwest monsoon occurs from May to September and brings warm, overcast, rainy weather. The northeast monsoon occurs from November to March and brings drier, cooler weather conditions. The geography of Thailand is formed of mountainous regions in the north, central lowland area and plains, low hilly regions, the Khorat platue which comprises of lakes and rivers. Thailand boasts many tourist attractions with many being centred around the country's paradise islands and beaches. The lowest point of Thailand is the Gulf of Thailand at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Doi Inthanon at 2,565m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Thailand
Natural resources are materials and substances that can be found occurring naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Food, transport and construction are three of the primary uses of natural resources. For example, fish is a naturally occurring resource that can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into different types of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber from forests can be used to build homes and furniture. The natural resources of Thailand include tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, and arable land suitable for growing crops.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Thailand is Thai, which is spoken by the majority of the population. Other languages that are used as a primary form of communication but on a smaller scale include Lao and Yawi, and tribal languages belonging to the Mon-Khmer, Austronesian and Sino-Tibetan families.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Thailand is Buddhist at approximately 94% of the population. Around 4% are Muslim and 1% Christian. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Thailand
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries worldwide to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can represent a combination of things that are important to a country such as birds, animals, plants, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Thailand:

  • National symbol(s): garuda (mythical half-man, half-bird figure), elephant

  • National colors: red, white and blue

  • National Anthem/Song: Phleng Chat Thai (Translation: National Anthem of Thailand)

  • National Holiday(s): Birthday of King Maha VAJIRALONGKORN, 28 July (1952)

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