Expatriation and Immigration in Thailand

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Bangkok


Total Population: 67,764,033
Annual Growth Rate: 0.6%
Density: 132 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 32.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Bangkok (8,750,000); Samut Prakan (390,000); Nonthanburi (300,000); Udon Thani (250,000); Nakhon Ratchasima (210,000).
Ethnic Origins: Although 75% of the population are classified as Thai, the country has a complex ethnic composition. The Thai themselves vary considerably, with those of the central plain differing markedly in culture and language from those of the north and northeast, known as the Lao. Many Thai have some Chinese ancestry, and Chinese constitute the largest single minority group in the country (14%).
Official Language: Thai
Other Languages Spoken: English is a second language taught in most schools . However it may be difficult to find people able to speak English as only 28 % of the population reach the secondary level at school. Chinese is also often used.
Business Language(s): Thai and English.
Religion: 95% of Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in Thailand at 4.5%. Thailand's southernmost provinces - Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and part of Songkhla Chumphon have dominant Muslim populations, consisting of both ethnic Thai and Malay. Most often Muslims live in separate communities from non-Muslims.
Literacy Rate: 92.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Bangkok

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Thailand Baht (THB)

Country Overview

Area: 513,120 km²
Type of State: Thailand is a Kingdom. It is a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market..
One of the most successful economies of South East Asia; economy based on the agri-food production, tourism, production of automotive and exports of electronic products
HDI*: 0.654/1
HDI (World Rank): 92/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Thailand, Dial 001
To Make a Call to Thailand, Dial +66
Internet Suffix: .th
Computers: 5.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 10.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 20.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 128,773 139,966 179,225 133,668 182,400
Exports of Goods (million USD) 129,722 153,867 177,778 152,422 195,319
Imports of Services (million USD) 32,841 38,173 46,033 37,541 45,429
Exports of Services (million USD) 24,636 30,124 33,056 29,677 33,985

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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