National Symbols of Thailand

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, located in the southwestern part of the Indochina Peninsula and in the northern part of the Malacca Peninsula. The capital city is Bangkok. Thailand ranks 20th in the world in terms of population – 67 million people, which is comparable to the population of countries such as Turkey, France and the United Kingdom.

Ethnic Thais account for about 75% of the population. Form the main core of Thai, or Siamese – the people from the tai group. Ethnic Chinese, who make up about 14% of the population, form the second largest ethnic group. The share of Malays living mainly in the southern provinces of the country accounts for about 3.5%. About 10.5% are Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Mon, and mountain peoples.

Almost the entire population of Thailand, which is 95%, professes Theravada Buddhism.And only a small number of Thais profess Islam and Christianity.

The official language of Thailand is Thai. The currency is Thai Baht. Its international designation is THB. The domain is .th and the country code is +66.

December 5 is considered as a special day in the Kingdom of Thailand as it was declared by the Royal Thai Government as the National Day of the country.

Pad Thai is a national dish of Thai cuisine. The name of the dish is as sonorous as the noodles themselves in its composition. The main thing in pad thai is the sauce based on tamarind fruits. Thai people regard this dish as unofficial national symbol of Thailand.

Thai boxing or Muay Thai is a Thai martial art derived from the ancient Thai martial art Muay Boran. Thai boxing is considered as Thai national sport.

The Thai elephant is one of the national symbols of Thailand. This is the Indian elephant, which is a subspecies of the Asian elephant. The elephant was chosen as the national animal and symbol of the country because it has been a part of society for centuries and has made a huge contribution to Thai culture. The elephant symbolizes durability, strength and durability.

Country information

Former name(s) Siam
Official name(s) Kingdom of Thailand
Alternative name(s) Siam (former, English)
Regional location Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma
Country name etymology "Land of the Thai" an ethnic group from the central plains.
Climate Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid
Terrain Central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere
Population 69,799,978
National Day 5 Dec 1927
Language(s) Thai
Religion Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Country code +66
Literacy rate 92.9%
Currency Thai baht
Capital city Bangkok
Domain(TLD) .th
Ethnicity Thai, Central Thai, Thai Lao (Isan), Khon Muang
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Thai
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+7 (ICT)
Average elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Coastline 3,219 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Thailand

Flag map of Thailand

Motto of Thailand

No official motto

National animal of Thailand

The National animal of Thailand is Elephants

National Animal of Thailand - Elephants

National flower of Thailand

The National flower of Thailand is Golden shower flower. Botanical name is Cassia fistula.

National flower of Thailand - Golden shower flower

National bird of Thailand

The National bird of Thailand is Siamese fireback

National bird of Thailand - Siamese fireback

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Thai Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You should always prefer wind to water.

Wrapped within rags might be gold.

Work is the source of all good.

With one stump you can’t make a good fire.

Who is timid in the woods boasts at home.

When a dog bites you, do not bite back.

Walls have ears, doors have eyes.

Wait until the tree has fallen before you jump over it.

Put gold leaf on the back of a Buddha statue.

To a man wine is like water is to the boat; it can carry him or guzzle him up.

There is no other happiness but peace.

There are no secrets in the world.

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