Special Notice

February 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border.

Introduction

Summary

Democratic constitutional monarchy in southeast Asia, bounded by Burma (Myanmar) on the west and north, Laos on the northeast, Cambodia on the east and Malaysia on the south.

Cities

Capital: Bangkok

Principal Ports

Bangkok and Laem Chabang

Population

69 million

International Country Code

TH

Language(s)

Thai; English

Religion

Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu

Literacy Rate

93.5%

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 66

Time

6 hours ahead of GMT.

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