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Country (long form) Kingdom of Thailand
Capital Bangkok
Total Area 198,456.51 sq mi
514,000.00 sq km
(slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming)
Population 61,797,751 (July 2001 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Estimated Population in 2050 70,295,643
Languages Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects
Literacy 93.8% total, 96.0% male, 91.6% female (1995 est.)
Religions Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)
Life Expectancy 65.64 male, 72.24 female (2001 est.)
Government Type constitutional monarchy
Currency 1 baht (B) = 100 satang
GDP (per capita) $6,700 (2000 est.)
Industry tourism; textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing, such as jewelry; electric appliances and components, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer
Agriculture rice, cassava (tapioca), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
Arable Land 34%
Natural Resources tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land


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