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Capital : Bangkok
Language :  Thai
Currency :  Baht
Population : 68 145 000
Area : 513 120 km2

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Thailand facts

1. In this country, the traffic is left-handed.
2. The population density is 130 people / km².
3. The country is 1.6 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is 95% Buddhism.
5. The longest river is Menam, 365 km long.
6. The full name of the country – the Kingdom of Thailand.
7. Motto of the country – “Nation, Religion, King”.
9. The highest peak is Doi Inthanon, 2,595 m above sea level.
10. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

11. 10% of all species of animals on Earth live in Thailand.

12. Road traffic police in Bangkok wears masks protecting against fumes.

13. There is the world’s largest Buddha statue of gold, up to 9.8 m high.

Autor: Turyst

14. It is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by European nations.

15. Prostitution is illegal, but the law is very rarely enforced in this case.

16. Thailand is the largest orchid exporter in the world. Over 1,500 species grow wild in the forests.

17. Siamese cats come from Thailand.

18. Thailand is the world’s largest producer of tin.

19. The Thailand flag is raised on masts every day at 8:00 am and leaves at 18:00.

20. Before 1917, the flag had a picture of a white elephant on a red background.

21. The first case of HIV infection was recorded in Thailand in 1984.

22. 10% of all bird species live in Thailand.

23. In Thailand, the head is the most important part of the body, no one can ever touch the head of another person, even children.

24. The longest snake was found there, python more than 10 meters in length.

Autor: MR

25. Sitting, you must hide your feet under yourself, you can not direct them to a holy statue or another person.


27. People earning over $100,000 a year have to pay 24% tax.

Autor: MR

28. In 2009, cameras at intersections were installed in Bangkok. After the first week of their operation, over 25,000 people were registered, who passed through a red light.

Autor: MR

29. Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s longest ruling ruler in the world. He took over the throne in 1946.

Autor: Patrycja

30. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 23 place,
      – 2018 year – 26 place.

31. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 300,000 professional and 240,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 335 420 professional and 292,000 reservists.

32. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 740 tanks, 1200 armored vehicles, 540 jet aircraft and 230 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 737 tanks, 2614 armored vehicles, 563 jet aircraft and 299 helicopters.

33. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $5,400,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $5,390,000,000 .

34. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about ships.

Autor: Wojak

35. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple located in the city of Khun Han is built of 1.5 million bottles of beer.

Autor: ciekawy

36. Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. This is the full name of the city of Bangkok which means: “The city of angels, the great city and residence of the holy jewel of Indra (Emerald Buddha), the unconquered city of God, the great capital of the world, decorated with nine priceless precious stones, full of huge royal palaces, equating the heavenly home of the reborn God; city, donated by Indra and built by Vishwakarman. ”

Autor: Fakty

37. The symbol of Thailand is the elephant.

Autor: iPrime

38. In Thailand, a popular method of slimming is putting lettuce seeds into the ears before eating. They oppress the nerves that supposedly reduce hunger.

Autor: Majka

39. In Thailand, although prostitution is illegal, public houses can be opened for “tourist purposes”.

Autor: Ireneusz

40. The minimum wage starts from 300 bat per day (data from 2013).

41. The amount of income tax in Thailand is 20%.

42. Men and women can retire at the age of 60.

43. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 1% .

Autor: Daria

44. 16 Thais have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

45. The richest of them is Dhanin Chearavanont with assets worth over $13.6 billion.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

46. In Thailand, an average person consumes about 2.8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

47. The national alcohol is Mekhong whiskey.

48. The most drinks are spirit – 73%, then beer – 26.6%, and wine – 0.4%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

49. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

50. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

Autor: EduKacJa

51. The average IQ level is 91.

Autor: EduKacJa

52. In this country there are 3.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 2,148,432 people).

53. In Thailand, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 81 minutes a day. This is the second result in the world.

Autor: Reebeka

54. The national animal is a Thai elephant.

55. The national fruit is mangosteen.

Autor: Kos

56. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area ranges from 80 to 90 km / h.

57. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 80 to 120 km / h.

Autor: AutoMania

58. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

59. In 2013, 13,650 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

60. 25.8% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

Autor: AutoMania

61. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

62. The country has more than 32 477 000 motor vehicles registered (499 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

63. 17% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 11 070 000 people).

Autor: Durga

64. 1.2% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Autor: Durga

65. In Thailand, adulthood is reached at the age of 20.

Autor: Leah

66. In this country there are over 180 053 km of paved roads, including over 450 km of expressways (0.28% of all roads in the world).

67. In this country there are 101 airports, 63 with paved surface.

68. The largest airport in Thailand is located in Bang Phli. Annually over 46 million people use it.

69. In this country there are over 4,071 km of railway tracks.

70. In Bangkok there are two metro lines with a total length of 56.5 km (52 ​​stations). Approximately 300 million people use it annually.

Autor: Marlène

71. In this country over 38,000,000 (2015) 57 000 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 87% of the population).

72. Around 36 200 000 (2015) 46 000 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

73. The average speed of fixed internet is 8.2 Mb / s, and the maximum is 58.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

74. The national top-level domain is .th . There are over 62,500 websites with such an extension.

75. The most popular pages with the extension .th are: google.co.th, dealfish.co.th and manager.co.th.

Autor: http

76. This country has 2018 over year $204,800,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (1.35% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

77. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 152400 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 154000 kg

Autor: Vinamra

78. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $397 475 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $455,000,000,000 .

79. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 45.7% GDP, or around: $181,664.075.000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 41.8% GDP, or around: $190 190,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $2,921.

80. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $140,700,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $152 733 000 000 .

Autor: Komornik

81. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 47 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

82. The tallest building in Thailand is Mahanakhon in Bangkok, which is 314.2 meters high (75 floors). It was built in 2016.

83. A building with a planned height of 315 meters (70 floors) is being built in Bangkok. Completed to be in 2019.

84. In Bangkok there are currently 51 “skyscrapers” (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Autor: BobBudowniczy

85. The lowest temperature: -1.4 °C was measured at Sakon Nakhon.

86. The highest temperature: 44.5 °C was measured in Uttaradit.

Autor: weather

87. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Autor: medi

88. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.6 years (women – 77.1 years and men – 70.2 years).

Autor: Wilga

89. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 17 (with the parents’ consent).

90. In this country, women having their first child on average 23.3 years old.

Autor: Nadia

91. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Autor: Nadia

92. The average age people living in this country is 36.7 years old.

93. The country is around:
11 360 000 people (17.41%) in the age range 0-14 years.
47 454 000 people (72.73%) in the age range 15-64 years.
6 433 400 people (9.86%) over 65 years old.

Autor: Sara19

94. In this country, about 730,000 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 509 000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

95. The percentage share in the global Thai economy in 2015 is 0.51% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Autor: Setar

96. The Krating Daeng drink produced in Thailand since 1976 has become an inspiration for the creation of Red Bull, which is popular all over the world today.

Autor: Dali

97. In this country, a person of 10 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

98. In Thailand there are 210,600 km2 of agricultural land (41% of the country).

99. 156 people out of 1,000 have firearms.

100. Ban Na Yang is the highest located city in the country.

101. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1932.

102. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 33 days.

103. The country joined the UN on December 16, 1946.

104. The work week is 48 hours.

105. 32% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

106. 144024 km2 of the country is covered by forests (28.2%)

107. The last death penalty was carried out in 2009.

Autor: Statyk

108. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 20% (2018).

109. The tax on goods and services is 7% (2018).

110. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.4%.

Autor: Fan%

111. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 13 790 ฿.

Autor: Daria

What is the highest peak in Thailand?
The highest peak in Thailand is Doi Inthanon (2565 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Thailand?
The largest river in Thailand is Menam, 365 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Thailand?
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What is the national dish?
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What Thailand has national colors?
National colors: red white and blue.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Mekhong whiskey.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Thai elephant.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Thailand?
Thailand borders with such countries as: Myanmar 1 800 km, Cambodia 803 km, Laos 1 754 km, Malaysia 506 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 36.7 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage starts from 300 bat per day (data from 2013).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Thailand?
The population density is 128 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Nation, Religion, King”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 44.5 ° C was measured in Uttaradit.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -1.4 ° C was measured at Sakon Nakhon.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta