Outline of Thailand

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The location of Thailand
An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Thailand
The Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus is the national animal of Thailand

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Thailand:

Thailand – country at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. Formerly known as Siam. Thailand is a monarchy and governed by a military junta that took power in May 2014. Although a constitutional system was established in 1932, the monarchy and military have continued to intervene periodically in politics. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1996, becoming a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy. Among the ten ASEAN countries, Thailand ranks second in quality of life and the country's HDI had been rated as 'high'. Its large population and growing economic influence have made it a middle power in the region and around the world

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Thailand

Geography of Thailand[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Thailand
Main article: Geography of Thailand
 Burma 1,800 km
 Laos 1,754 km
 Cambodia 803 km
 Malaysia 506 km
  • Coastline: 3,219 km

Environment of Thailand[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Thailand

Natural geographic features of Thailand[edit]

Mekong River System

Regions of Thailand[edit]

Main article: Regions of Thailand

Ecoregions of Thailand[edit]

Administrative divisions of Thailand[edit]

Provinces of Thailand[edit]
Main article: Provinces of Thailand

Thailand is divided into 75 provinces (จังหวัด, changwat) and the metropolitan municipality Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon).

Map showing the 76 provinces of Thailand
Pagoda in Srivijaya style in Chaiya,Surat Thani
North
  1. Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  2. Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)
  3. Lampang (ลำปาง)
  4. Lamphun (ลำพูน)
  5. Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน)
  6. Nan (น่าน)
  7. Phayao (พะเยา)
  8. Phrae (แพร่)
  9. Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)

West

  1. Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)
  2. Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี)
  3. Prachuap Khiri Khan (ประจวบคีรีขันธ์)
  4. Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี)
  5. Tak (ตาก)

North-East

  1. Amnat Charoen (อำนาจเจริญ)
  2. Buri Ram (บุรีรัมย์)
  3. Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ)
  4. Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์)
  5. Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น)
  6. Loei (เลย)
  7. Maha Sarakham (มหาสารคาม)
  8. Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร)
  9. Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม)
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา)
  11. Nong Bua Lamphu (หนองบัวลำภู)
  12. Nong Khai (หนองคาย)
  13. Roi Et (ร้อยเอ็ด)
  14. Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร)
  15. Si Sa Ket (ศรีสะเกษ)
  16. Surin (สุรินทร์)
  17. Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี)
  18. Udon Thani (อุดรธานี)
  19. Yasothon (ยโสธร)

Central

  1. Ang Thong (อ่างทอง)
  2. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา)
  3. Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Special Governed District of (กรุงเทพ ฯ)
  4. Chai Nat (ชัยนาท)
  5. Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร)
  6. Lop Buri (ลพบุรี)
  7. Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก)
  8. Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม)
  9. Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์)
  10. Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี)
  11. Pathum Thani (ปทุมธานี)
  12. Phetchabun (เพชรบูรณ์)
  13. Phichit (พิจิตร)
  14. Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก)
  15. Sukhothai (สุโขทัย)
  16. Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ)
  17. Samut Sakhon (สมุทรสาคร)
  18. Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม)
  19. Saraburi (สระบุรี)
  20. Sing Buri (สิงห์บุรี)
  21. Suphan Buri (สุพรรณบุรี)
  22. Uthai Thani (อุทัยธานี)

East

  1. Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
  2. Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี)
  3. Chon Buri (ชลบุรี)
  4. Prachin Buri (ปราจีนบุรี)
  5. Rayong (ระยอง)
  6. Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
  7. Trat (ตราด)

South

  1. Chumphon (ชุมพร)
  2. Krabi (กระบี่)
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช)
  4. Narathiwat (นราธิวาส)
  5. Pattani (ปัตตานี)
  6. Phang Nga (พังงา)
  7. Phatthalung (พัทลุง)
  8. Phuket (ภูเก็ต)
  9. Ranong (ระนอง)
  10. Satun (สตูล)
  11. Songkhla (สงขลา)
  12. Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี)
  13. Trang (ตรัง)
  14. Yala (ยะลา)
Districts of Thailand[edit]
An Akha village, with the traditional thatched roofs, in Northern Thailand.
Main article: Districts of Thailand

Altogether Thailand has 877 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administration reform in 1972.

Cities in Thailand[edit]

Demography of Thailand[edit]

Government and politics of Thailand[edit]

Main article: Government of Thailand and Politics of Thailand

Branches of the government of Thailand[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Thailand[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Thailand[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Thailand[edit]

Foreign relations of Thailand[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Kingdom of Thailand is a member of, or participates in:[1]

Law and order in Thailand[edit]

Thai police vehicle.
Main article: Law of Thailand

Military of Thailand[edit]

Thai Royal Guards in the Grand Palace, Bangkok.
Main article: Military of Thailand

Local government in Thailand[edit]

History of Thailand[edit]

Wat Saphan Hin, Sukhothai Historical Park
Main article: History of Thailand, Timeline of the history of Thailand, and Current events of Thailand

By period[edit]

By region[edit]

By field[edit]

Culture of Thailand[edit]

Inside the MBK Center, a shopping mall in Bangkok
Buddhist Monk is receiving food from villagers
Main article: Culture of Thailand

Art in Thailand[edit]

Khene player wearing sarong and pakama at the Ubon Candle Festival

Sports in Thailand[edit]

Main article: Sport in Thailand

Economy and infrastructure of Thailand[edit]

Rice plantations in the rural areas of Bangkok.
Tuk-tuks are a major form of public transport in Bangkok and other cities in Thailand.
Motorcycles make up 75% of the vehicles in Thailand
Main article: Economy of Thailand

Education in Thailand[edit]

Main article: Education in Thailand

Health in Thailand[edit]

Main article: Health in Thailand

See also[edit]

Main article: Thailand

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thailand". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ UNTWO (June 2007). "UNTWO World Tourism Barometer, Vol.5 No.2" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-26. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Thailand