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Thailand National Anthem

National Song

Thailand embraces in its bosom all people of Thai blood ,
Every inch of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
It has long maintained its sovereignty,
Because the Thais have always been united.

The Thai people are peace-loving, But they are no cowards at war.
Nor shall they suffer tyranny.
All Thais are ready to give up every drop of blood ,
For the nation's safety, freedom and progress.
Source

Capital
Bangkok

Area
513,120 sq km

Currency
Thai Baht
THB

Emergency numbers
Ambulance: 191;
Fire: 199;
Police: 191

Languages
Thai only 90.7%
Thai And Other languages 6.4%
Only other languages (includes Malay, Burmese)
Note: data represent population by language(s) spoken at home
English is a secondary language of the elite

Government
Thailand Government

Law ministry
Ministry of Justice

Population
69,799,978
Latest population

Thailand Police
Agency overview : Active 1860 (158 years)
Part of No parent agency, reports to prime minister
Headquarters : Royal Thai Police Headquarters, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Anniversaries 13 October (Royal Thai Police Day)

Website : http://www.royalthaipolice.go.th/

For detailed and more information, see the source

Thailand Political parties
Status of political parties before 2014

In coalition government

Pheu Thai Party
Founded
20 September 2008; 8 years ago
Website:- http://www.ptp.or.th/

Chartthaipattana Party
(Chat Thai Patthana, (CP) English: Thai Nation Development Party)

Founded 18 April 2008
Website:- Not Available

Chart Pattana Party
(English: National Development Party)
Founded 3 October 2007
Website:- Not Available

Phalang Chon Party
(Phak Phalang Chon)

Founded 2011
Website:- http://www.phalangchon.or.th/

Mahachon Party
(Phak Mahachon, English: Great People's Party)

Founded 1998
Website:- Not Available

New Democracy Party

In opposition

Democrat Party
( Phak Prachathipat)
Founded April 6, 1946
Website:- http://democrat.or.th/

Bhumjaithai Party (BJT)
Founded 5 November 2008
Website:- http://www.bhumjaithai.com/

Rak Thailand Party
(Phak Rak Prathet Thai, English: Love Thailand Party)
Founded 2011
Website:- Not Available

Matubhum Party
(Phak Matubhum, English: Motherland Party)

Founded 1998
Website:- Not Available

Rak Santi Party

Parties not represented in parliament

Social Action Party
(rtgs: Phak Kit Sangkhom)

Founded 1974
Website:- http://www.ect.go.th/english/national/mp/social%20action.html

Royal People Party
Pracharaj Party

Founded 10 February 2006
Website:- Not Available

New Politics Party or NPP
(or Karn Muang Mai, KMM)
Founded June 2, 2009
Website:- http://www.npp.or.th/

Thai Pen Thai Party

New Aspiration Party
(Phak Khwam Wang Mai )
Founded October 11, 1990
Website:- Not Available

New Force Party
(rtgs: Phak Phalang Mai)

Religions
Predominantly Buddhist

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Where is Thailand located in this large world ?
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Interesting facts
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by an European country. In fact, in the Thai language, the name of the country is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free.” Very fitting!

Thailand is where you’ll find both the smallest and the largest creatures. The smallest mammal in the world, the bumblebee bat, calls Thailand home. You can also find the largest fish, the whale shark, in Thai waters.

Males were all Buddhist monks for a while. There was a time when all young men in Thailand (including royalty) were required to become Buddhist monks–even if only for a short period of time–before they turned 20. This practice is not observed as it used to be these days, however.

You’re lucky that you know Bangkok as “Bangkok.” Its real name is one of the longest names of a place in the world, made up of Pali and Sanskrit root words: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. What does that name mean? It means “City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.”

People often marvel at the forests and jungles of Thailand, but there used to be more. What most people don’t realize is that over one hundred years ago, nearly all of northern Thailand was covered in hardwood forest. Today, about a quarter of that forest is left. Only Singapore has lost more trees. For this reason, logging is completely banned in Thailand.

One-tenth of the entire population of Thailand lives in Bangkok. It is the capital of this great nation, and, of course, the largest city. Bangkok is the largest city in Thailand.

Thailand loves its King, and shows great respect for the monarchy. The well-known Hollywood movie “The King and I” was never shown in Thai theaters because it was considered to be derogatory to the King. How serious are they about their King? Thailand has the lese majeste rule, meaning that if you commit disrespectful acts toward the King, you could be imprisoned for treason.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. He is the grandson of King Chulalongkorn or Rama V. The King is highly educated, with an engineering degree from Switzerland. His grandfather was credited with bringing modernism to Thailand.

There are about 35,000 temples in Thailand. Thailand is truly a land of temples. Visiting them requires modest clothing, meaning no shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Showing respect for another person’s head is imperative in Thailand. The head is considered to be the most important part of the body, and so Thai culture forbids touching anyone on the head (even a child). Should you meet someone who is older or more important than you, it is best to lower your head in deference to show proper respect.