Population: 63 million
Area: 513,120 km2
Currency: Baht ($ 100 equivalent to about 470 baht (2011))
Capital: Bangkok (Krung Thep)
Time difference: +5 hrs (summer), +6 hours (winter)
Religion: Buddhism (98%)
Regions: Thailand consists of five regions and seven provinces
Government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
Second city: Nakhom Ratschasima (Khorat) - 300 000, Chiang Mai - 250 000 inhabitants (500,000 metro area)
Highest Mountain: Doi Inthanon - 2570 meters above sea level
Tourism: 15 million a year, about 40% women, which is the largest share of any Asian country
Holidays: January 1 - New Year's Day, Febaruari - Buddhist holidays, March 11 - royal ceremonial, 13-15 April - Songkran (water festival), May 5 - Coronation Day, etc.
Geographic distribution: Thailand is divided into four main areas. Central Thailand, Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand and Southern Thailand.
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