In southeastern Asia, central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere. 513,120 km2 (slightly > 2x WY), 28% arable.
Capital Bangkok (pop est. 5.8M)
Population 66M (128.6/ km2)
Life expectancy 73 years
Lang(s) Thai, English
Religions Buddhist 95%, Muslim 5%, Christian .7%, other 0.1%
Ethnic Groups Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
Gov’t Constitutional monarchy
PCVs 1962-present; education & business development (Volunteers in country: 90; total to date: 4,915)
Nat’l holiday Birthday of King PHUMIPHON, 5 December (1927)
Thai: Chalong (CHA-long)
Hmong: Ua kev zoo siab ua ke (oua kay zong sh-ia oua kay)
A Portrait Of Thailand
by David Devoss
An exploration of this country of unique and rich traditions -- from bustling Bangkok with its splendid temples and palaces to hilltop villages and ancient ruins.
The happiness of Kati
Jane Vejjajiva; translated by Prudence Borthwick.
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Ages 9 to 13.
Ready for Love
Music from Thailand
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