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Welcome to Thailand, a country filled with tropical beaches and spectacular temples. The Buddhist religion dominates daily life. Today, Thailand is rebuilding after a tsunami killed thousands of people in 2004. Read on to explore this exotic land.


Get to know Thailand. Learn about its land, products and culture.


Official name: Kingdom of Thailand


Size: 198,456 square miles;  about twice the size of Wyoming


Capital: Bangkok


Population: 66,720,153 as of 2011


Population Under Age 14: 23.9%


Official language: Thai


Currency: Baht


Religion: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%


Literacy: 92.6%


Climate: Warm, humid and rainy mid-May to October; cool and dry November to mid-March


Agriculture: Rice, cassava, corn, sugarcane, coconuts


Resources: Tin, rubber, natural gas, timber, lead, fish


Major Industries: Tourism, clothing, beverages, cement, furniture, plastics

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