Outline of Thailand


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

The Kingdom of Thailand is a sovereign country located in Southeast Asia.[1] Thailand is bordered on the north by Laos and Burma, on the east by Laos and Cambodia, on the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and on the west by the Andaman Sea and Burma. The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. It is also the country's centre of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Bangkok is known in Thai as "Krung Thep Mahanakorn", or, more colloquially, "Krung Thep".

Thailand is considered to be the world's 50th largest country in terms of total area, with a surface area of approximately 513,000 km² (198,000 sq mi), and the world's 20th largest country in terms of population with approximately 63 million people. The population consists 80% of Thais, 10% of Chinese, and 3% of Malay. The rest are minorities such as Mons, Khmers, and various hill tribes. The country's official spoken and written language is Thai.

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

General reference

An enlargeable relief map of Thailand

Geography of Thailand

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

Environment of Thailand

An enlargeable satellite image of Thailand

Natural geographic features of Thailand

Mekong River System

Regions of Thailand

Ecoregions of Thailand

Administrative divisions of Thailand

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
An Akha village, with the traditional thatched roofs, in Northern 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

Demography of Thailand

Government and politics of Thailand

Main article: Government of Thailand and Politics of Thailand

Branches of the government of Thailand

Executive branch of the government of Thailand

Legislative branch of the government of Thailand

Judicial branch of the government of Thailand

Foreign relations of Thailand

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Thailand

Thai police vehicle.

Military of Thailand

Thai Royal Guards in the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Local government in Thailand

History of Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a famous Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya
Wat Saphan Hin, Sukhothai Historical Park
Main article: History of Thailand, Timeline of the history of Thailand, and Current events of Thailand

By period

By region

By field

Culture of Thailand

Inside the MBK Center, a shopping mall in Bangkok
Buddhist Monk is receiving food from villagers

Art in Thailand

Khene player wearing sarong and pakama at the Ubon Candle Festival

Sports in Thailand

Economy and infrastructure of Thailand

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

Education in Thailand

Health in Thailand

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Thailand


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