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Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand covers an area of almost 513,115 sqkm. The country is bordered to the northeast and northeast by Laos, to theheast by Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand, and to the southeast by Malaysia.
Geoography: Thailand has an area of 513,115 sq km (198,114 sq miles), stretching approximately 1,620 kilometers (1,007 miles) from North to South and 750 kilometers (482 miles) at its broadest point from east to west, or about as large as France, with a shoreline of approximately 2,700 kilometers (1,143 miles) on the Gulf of Thailand and 865 kilometers (537 miles) along the Indian Ocean.
It is subdivided into four geographic regions: Centrally ("Central Thailand") (including Bangkok), Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand and Southern Thailand. Child deaths 15. Number of deaths /1,000 living children; overall fertilization rates 1. Childbirth 12. Inhabitants 81/1000; number of deaths 7. Both child deaths and the birthrate are falling constantly.
Behold: Thailand's falling fecundity rates. Goverment: The country's long name: Kingdom of Thailand. Brief name: Thailand, formerly Siam. Thailand has a constitutionally based Monarchie. In Bangkok, the capitol of Thailand. The last general election in Thailand took place on 3 July 2011. Pheu Thai received a clear majority vote (265).
Map Thai Pattana (19), Map Pattana Puea Pandin (7), Phalang Chon (7), Mahachon Party (1), New Democracy Party (1). On 5 August 2011, Yingluck Shinawatra, a twin of former Deputy Prime Minster Thaksin Shinawatra, became Thailand's first Premier. Economic: Thailand recorded very high annual economic expansion between 1985 and 1995 (9%).
In those days the Batt was permitted to fly (previously it was tied to the US Dollars with about 25 Bahts for one Dollar). Following years of languishment at a low currency parity, the Thai franc rose in value by 2007 and the currency parity is now around 30 bahts for one US dollar in early 2013.
Whereas there was still sluggish economic expansion in the first three months of 2012, the NESDB estimates that the recovery was followed by a temporary 6.4 percent increase. NESDB (National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand) - expected for 2013. Default GDP': 160,556 bahts per year (2010, NESDB).
For graphs and analysis of GDP data for Thailand and its counties. 2011, 2012 and 2013 exports: 222. In principle, export sales have stagnated in the last three years until 2013. In 2012 and 2013 Thailand had a shortfall in trading of just over 20 billion US dollar.
It is interesting that newspaper reports often complain about the growing strength of the Thailand currency (i.e. the weaker US dollar), as this would have a dramatic impact on Thailand's export. In 2013, they got what they wanted. By the beginning of the year, the US $1 was worth around 30 Bahts.
By the end of the year, the value of the Thai Burt had fallen in the direction of 33 for 1 US dollar. In 2013, the export of agriculture and agro-industrial goods amounted to USD 40 billion or 17 billion. The value of goods for export in 2013 was $172.8 billion (79.05%), while the value of mine and petroleum product was $14.7 billion (6.45%).
In November 2013, the IMF's overall FX reserve amounts to 167.4 billion US dollars. Maintaining between 0.5 and 3 is the objective of the Bank of Thailand's policy. The Bank of Thailand gradually raised interest in 2010 and 2011 as rising inflation pressures arose. The key interest rate was 2.25 percent in November 2013 (after a 3.50 percent rate in the current cycle).
In addition to the above named export activities, which essentially also include the most important goods in Thailand, the tourist sector is a very important one. In 2012, income from the tourist sector amounted to 983.928 billion Bahts, which corresponds to around 34 billion US dollars at the former currency-translation. For 2013 it should be many times higher in the face of rising arrival rates, even with the value of the Thailand Bh.
A final important note: Thailand's budget indebtedness is at a very high starting point in 2013 and is approaching 80% of GNP, while it continues to rise. JPMorgan Chase Bank. Municipalities and communities in Thailand have inexpensive cybercafes ((usually less than $1 per hour).
The National Statistical Office, Bank of Thailand ; NESDB ; Weltbank ; CIA World Factbook ; Bangkok Post Tageszeitung.