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.View the national symbols of Thailand below: