Topic outline of Thailand

Topic outline of Thailand

:"For an alphabetical index of this subject, see the List of Thailand-related articles."

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is an independent country which lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. The country is bordered to the north by Laos and Burma, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to 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 topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to Thailand:


* Pronunciation:
* International rankings of Thailand

Geography of Thailand

: "Main article: Geography of Thailand"

* Thailand is: a country
* Location:
** Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere
** Eurasia
*** Asia
**** South East Asia
***** Indochina
** Extreme points of Thailand
* Population of Thailand: 63,038,247 people (December 2007 estimate) - 20th most populous country
* Area of Thailand: unit sqkm|513115|0|lk=on - 49th largest country
* Time in Thailand
** Thai lunar calendar
** Thai solar calendar

Environment of Thailand

* Climate of Thailand
* Ecology of Thailand
** Deforestation in Thailand
** Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Thailand
** Ecoregions in Thailand
** Environmental issues in Thailand
** Renewable energy in Thailand
* Geology of Thailand
* Protected areas of Thailand
** Biosphere reserves in Thailand
** Forest Parks of Thailand
** Historical parks of Thailand
** National parks of Thailand
* Wildlife of Thailand
** Flora of Thailand
** Fauna of Thailand
*** Birds of Thailand
*** Mammals of Thailand

Natural geographic features of Thailand

:"Main article: Landforms of Thailand"

* Fjords of Thailand
* Glaciers of Thailand
* Islands of Thailand
* Lakes of Thailand
* Mountains of Thailand
** Thai highlands
** Volcanoes in Thailand
* Rivers of Thailand
** River Systems of Thailand
** Waterfalls of Thailand
* Valleys of Thailand
* World Heritage Sites in Thailand

Regions of Thailand

: "Main article: Regions of Thailand"

* Directional regions
** Central Thailand
** Northern Thailand
** Northeast Thailand (Isan)
** Southern Thailand
*** Patani "(See also South Thailand insurgency)"
* Economic regions
** Eastern Seaboard of Thailand

Ecoregions of Thailand

: "Main article: Ecoregions in Thailand"

Administrative divisions of Thailand

: "Main article: Administrative divisions of Thailand"

* Provinces of Thailand
** Districts of Thailand
*** Tambon ("commune" or "subdistrict")
**** Cities
**** Muban ("village")

Provinces of Thailand

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

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

Demography of Thailand

: "Main article: Demographics of Thailand"

Government and politics of Thailand

: "Main article: Government of Thailand and Politics of Thailand"

* Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
* Capital of Thailand: Bangkok

* Conflicts in Thailand
** 2006 Thai coup d'état
** South Thailand insurgency
* Elections in Thailand
** Thai general elections: 1933·w 1937·w 1946·w 1948·w 1957·w 1969·w 1975·w 1976·w 1983·w 1986·w 1988·w 1992·w 1995·w 1996·w 2001·w 2005·w 2006·w 2007
* Localism in Thailand
* Political parties in Thailand
* Political scandals of Thailand
* Taxation in Thailand

Branches of the government of Thailand

Executive branch of the government of Thailand

* Head of state: Rama (King of Thailand), Bhumibol Adulyadej
* Head of government: Prime Minister of Thailand, Samak Sundaravej
* Cabinet of Thailand
** Ministries of Thailand

Legislative branch of the government of Thailand

* National Assembly of Thailand (bicameral)
** Upper house: Senate of Thailand
** Lower house: House of Representatives of Thailand

Judicial branch of the government of Thailand

* Constitution Tribunal
** Rulings of the Constitutional Court of Thailand
* Court of Appeals of Thailand
* No juries

Foreign relations of Thailand

* Diplomatic missions in Thailand
* Diplomatic missions of Thailand
* Foreign aid to Thailand
* Thailand Customs
* United States-Thailand relations

International organization membership

: "Main article: International organization membership of Thailand"

Thailand is a member of or participates in:
* United Nations (UN)
** World Health Organization (WHO)
** World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
** United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
** United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
** United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
** United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
** United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM)
** United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
** United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH)
** United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
** United Nations University (UNU)
* International Monetary Fund (IMF)
* Interpol
* World Trade Organization (WTO)

Law and order in Thailand

: "Main article: Law of Thailand"

* Capital punishment in Thailand
* Constitution of Thailand
* Crime in Thailand
** Human trafficking in Thailand
* Human rights in Thailand
** Censorship in Thailand
*** Internet censorship in Thailand
** LGBT rights in Thailand
** Freedom of religion in Thailand
* Law enforcement in Thailand
* South Thailand insurgency

Military of Thailand

: "Main article: Military of Thailand"

* Command
** Commander-in-chief:
*** Ministry of Defence of Thailand
* Forces
** Army of Thailand "(more pictures)"
** Navy of Thailand
*** Marine Corps of Thailand
*** Royal Thai Navy SEALs
** Air Force of Thailand
** Special forces of Thailand
* Military history of Thailand
* Military ranks of Thailand

Local government in Thailand

History of Thailand

: "Main article: History of Thailand, Timeline of the history of Thailand, and

* Peopling of Thailand

By period

* Prehistoric Thailand
* Early history of Thailand
* Initial states of Thailand (3 BCE-1238)
** Suvarnabhumi
** Dvaravati
** Lavo
** Hariphunchai
** Singhanavati
** Pan Pan
** Raktamaritika
** Langkasuka
** Srivijaya
** Tambralinga
* Sukhothai Kingdom (1238-1448 )
* Ayutthaya Kingdom (1351-1767)
* Thonburi Kingdom (1768-1782)
* Rattanakosin Kingdom (1782-2008)
* Kingdom of Thailand
** Military rule (1932 - 1973)
** Democracy (1973 - present)

By region

* Hariphunchai
* Isan
* Lanna
* Nakhon Si Thammarat
* Phitsanulok

By field

* Economic history of Thailand
* Military history of Thailand
** Japanese Invasion of Thailand
** United States Air Force in Thailand

Culture of Thailand

: "Main article: Culture of Thailand"

* Architecture of Thailand
** Tallest buildings in Thailand
** Thai stilt house
* Cuisine of Thailand
* Diving in Thailand
* Etiquette in Thailand
* Festivals in Thailand
* Humor in Thailand
* Languages of Thailand
** Thai alphabet
* Media in Thailand
* National symbols of Thailand
** Coat of arms of Thailand
** Flag of Thailand
** National anthem of Thailand
* People of Thailand
** Ethnic groups in Thailand
*** Indians in Thailand
** Thai names
* Prostitution in Thailand
* Public holidays in Thailand
* Records of Thailand
* Religion in Thailand
** Buddhism in Thailand
** Christianity in Thailand
*** Protestantism in Thailand
** Hinduism in Thailand
** Islam in Thailand
** Judaism in Thailand
** Sikhism in Thailand
* Retirement in Thailand
* World Heritage Sites in Thailand

The Arts in Thailand

* Art in Thailand
** Buddha images in Thailand
*** Thai Buddha
* Cinema of Thailand
** List of cinemas in Thailand
** List of films shot in Thailand
* Dance of Thailand
* Literature of Thailand
* Music of Thailand
** Traditional Thai musical instruments
* Television in Thailand
* Theatre in Thailand
** List of theatres in Bangkok

Sports in Thailand

: "Main article: Sports in Thailand"

* Football in Thailand
** Football Association of Thailand
** Thailand national football team
* Golf in Thailand
* Thailand at the Olympics

Economy of Thailand

: "Main article: Economy of Thailand"

* Economic rank (by nominal GDP): 33rd
* Economic consequences of the 2006 Thai coup d'état

* Agriculture in Thailand
* Banking in Thailand
** National Bank of Thailand
** List of banks in Thailand
* Communications in Thailand
* Companies of Thailand
* Currency of Thailand: Thai baht
* Economic history of Thailand
* Energy
** Energy policy of Thailand
** Energy Industry Liberalization and Privatization (Thailand)
* Mining in Thailand
* Oil industry in Thailand
** Energy Industry Liberalization and Privatization (Thailand)
* Stock Exchange of Thailand
* Tourism in Thailand
** 13.9 million international visitors in 2006
** 18th most visited country (2006, "World Tourism rankings") [ cite web|url= |title=UNTWO World Tourism Barometer, Vol.5 No.2 |accessdate=2008-03-26 |last=UNTWO |date=June 2007 |format=PDF ]
* Transport in Thailand

* Thailand Stock Exchange

Education in Thailand

: "Main article: Education in Thailand"

* List of universities in Thailand

Infrastructure of Thailand

* Communications in Thailand
** Internet in Thailand
*** Internet censorship in Thailand
** Telephone numbers in Thailand
* Energy in Thailand
* Health in Thailand
** List of hospitals in Thailand
** Thai traditional medicine
* Transportation in Thailand "()"
** Airports in Thailand
*** "Airports of Thailand"
** Rail transport in Thailand
*** Bangkok Metro
*** Bangkok Skytrain
*** State Railway of Thailand
** Roads in Thailand
*** Thai motorway network
* Water supply and sanitation in Thailand

See also

* List of basic geography topics
* List of Thailand-related articles (alphabetical index)
* List of international rankings
* Thai Wikipedia


External links


* [] Royal Government of Thailand
* [ Tourism Authority of Thailand] Official tourism website
* [ Thai National Assembly] Official Thai Parliament website
* [] Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
* [ Thailand Internet Information] National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
* [ CIA - The World Factbook - Thailand]
* [ Birdwatching in Thailand]
* [ Learn Thai]
* [ Thailand Country Fact Sheet] from the Common Language Project
* [ Search Thailand]
* [ Thailand Travel Dictionary] Non-commercial information site
* [ Longdo Map Thailand] On-line Thailand map
* [ Travel Guide]

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