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Demographics of Thailand

Total population: 66.72 million people (July 2011)

  • Population structure: (2011)

    0-14 years
    19.9%
    Male 6,779,723
    Female 6,466,625
    15-64 years
    70.9%
    Male 23,410,091
    Female 23,913,499
    65 years and above
    9.2%
    Male 2,778,012
    Female 3,372,203
  • Most significant economic zones based on population:

    Bangkok, Nakornratchasima, Samutprakarn

  • Ethnicity

  • Religion:

    Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, and Others 0.1%

  • Linguistics:

    Thai, English (second language of upper class) and specific languages of races and regions

  • Climate:

    Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid

  • Literacy Rates:

    92.6%


Basic Information

Political System

Constitutional monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government and a hereditary monarch is head of state.

Capital City

Bangkok

Currency

Thai Baht (THB)


Other Information

Source : National Statistic Office, CIA World Fact Book, Ministry of Labor, NESDB