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Key Facts and Statistics of Thailand

Capital(and largest city) - Bangkok 13°44′N, 100°30′E

Official languages - Thai

Government Military Junta under Royal Patronage
 -  King HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
 -  Prime Minister General Surayud Chulanont
 -  President of the Council of National Security General Sonthi Boonyaratglin

Formation
 -  Sukhothai kingdom 1238–1368
 -  Ayutthaya kingdom 1350–1767
 -  Thonburi kingdom 1767 to April 6, 1782
 -  Rattanakosin kingdom April 6, 1782 to date

Area
 -  Total 514,000 km² (49th) 198,115 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 0.4

Population
 -  Dec 2006 estimate 62,828, 7062 (20th)
 -  2000 census 60,916,441
 -  Density 122 /km² (80th) 326 /sq mi

GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate
 -  Total $585.9 billion (21st)
 -  Per capita $9,100 (69th)

Currency Baht ฿ - (THB)

Time zone (UTC+7)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+7)

Internet TLD .th

Calling code - +66

GDP: US$ 143,002 million (2003) at current market prices
Top GDP sectors:  1 Manufacturing  37.9 %
 2 Wholesale and Retail Trade   14.3 %
 3 Agriculture  10.2 %
 4 Transportation  10.0 %
 5 Hotels and Restaurants  3.5 %

Major Industries: Electronics, gems and jewelry, footwear, textiles, clothing, mobiles
Major Exports: Textiles, computer & components, integrated circuits and parts, gems & jewelry ,footwear
Major Imports: Industrial machinery, iron & steel electrical machinery & parts, chassis and body

Source: Wikipedia, Asean Secretariat

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