The official name is the Kingdom of Thailand. This country, centered
around its capital Bangkok, has 198,456 square miles. Within these
boundaries there are 54,862,000 people which roughly is 276.4 people per
square mile. 19.8% is urban and 80.2% is rural. This country is divided into
Thai is the language that is spoke throughout this country and
Buddhism is officially taught. 88.8% of Thailand's people are literate. The
governing body consists of a constitutional monarchy and is run by the king.
The legislature is organized by a national assembly.
Geographically, the biggest peak is Doi Inthanon and the lowest point
of elevation is sea level. The major rivers that flow through Thailand are the:
Chao Phyraya, Chi, Mekong, Mun, and the Ping.
Thailand is 985 miles north to south and 510 miles east to west.
Burma borders Thailand on the north and west (across the Salween River),
on the north and east by Laos (across the Mekong River), and on the south
(across the Isthmus of Kra) by Malaysia.
There is 1200 miles of coastline
along the gulf of Thailand, which leads into the south China Sea. The
western side of the Malay Peninsula is by the Andaman Sea. The Thai
people describe their land as:
'An elephants head'
- The trunk is in the south.
- The ears in the north.
- The mouth is in the delta and harbor of the Chao Phyraya
- The central plains of the river basis is where the eyes and
brains are located.
The vegetation of Thailand contains such plants as; rice, 250 varieties
of bamboo, coconut palm, banana plants, orchards of durain, mango,
rambutan, litchi, mangosteen, papaya, and a variety of other fruit plants.
The entire region...