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Thailand Holidays - Destination at a Glance

The kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Its shape and geography divide into four natural regions : the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South. The country comprises 76 provinces that are further divided into districts, sub-districts and villages. Bangkok is the capital city and centre of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities; it is perfect for memorable holidays.

THAILAND FAST FACTS

Thailand is situated in South-East Asia, covering an area of nearly 513,115 square kilometers. It shares land borders with Myanmar (Burma) in the north and west, the Andaman Sea in the west, Laos in the north and north-east, Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand in the east, and Malaysia in the south.

Geographical Location

It covers a land area of 513,115 square kilometers (198,114 square miles), extends about 1,620 kilometers (1,007 miles) from north to south and 750 kilometers (482 miles) at its widest point from east to west, or approximately the same size as France, with a coastline of approximately 2,700 kilometers (1,143 miles) on the Gulf of Thailand and 865 kilometers (537 miles) along the Indian Ocean.

Capital

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. The country has 76 provinces. The conventional long name of the country: Kingdom of Thailand. Short name: Thailand

Religion

Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6%

Currency (Thai Baht)

Paper baht comes in denominations of 10 (brown), 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1000 (beige).