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Introduction
Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia bordering Burma (Myanmar) to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast, and Malaysia to the south. The Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea lie to the south and west. The total area is 198,120 square miles (513,120 sq km). Formerly known as Siam, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been ruled by a European power. Known for its tropical climate, fascinating culture, and great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for international travelers.

Population and language
An estimated 67 million people live in Thailand. The overwhelming majority are Thai or Thai-Chinese. More than 94% are Theravada Buddhist, with smaller numbers of Muslin (4%) and Christian (1%) residents. The official language is Thai, with many varying dialects spoken throughout the country. Dialects of Lao, Malay, and Chinese, as well as numerous tribal languages, are also spoken here. While many students take English classes, few are fluent, except for those in the upper classes living in the cities.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The capital, Bangkok, serves as the country's political, commercial, and cultural hub. By far the largest city in the country, Bangkok has an estimated 5.7 million people. The next largest city, Nonthaburi, has an estimated 261,000 people. All other towns within Thailand have fewer than 200,000 residents. Some of the smaller cities that are popular with tourists include Ayutthaya (a historical city, once the capital of Siam) and Pattaya (known for its nightlife).

The country can be easily split into several distinct geographic regions. Northern Thailand is mountainous. The center of the country is primarily flat, dominated by the Chao Phraya river valley running to the Gulf of Thailand. Bankok is located within Central Thailand. Eastern Thailand offers a number of beautiful beaches and islands. Southern Thailand includes the narrow Kra Isthmus, widening into the Malay Peninsula, and is known for lush rainforests and hundreds of miles of coastline. Phuket – a popular tourist destination that is now very developed, yet still offers some beautiful beaches – is located in Southern Thailand.

Climate
Thailand has a tropical climate, and is hot and humid all year long. Temperatures average 82-95°F (28-35°C) year-round. The highest temperatures typically occur in March through June. Slightly cooler temperatures can be found in the mountains to the north and in the cool season from November through February. Characterized by monsoons, it tends to be very rainy here, particularly in September and October. Because of the slightly cooler and drier weather, November through February is the most popular time of the year to visit.

Economy
Since the 1980s, Thailand has experienced rapid economic growth. Its GDP is currently estimated at $340 billion USD. Considered to be a newly industrialized country, it is a major exporter. Annual exports, valued at over $219 billion USD, include rice, textile, footwear, rubber, jewelery, cars, computers, electrical appliances., tungsten, and tin. Thailand is the world's top exporter of rice. Tourism also contributes significantly to the economy of Thailand; the country has attracted a large number of expatriates from developed countries. The currency of Thailand is the baht (฿).

Transportation
Thailand's main international airports are in Bangkok and Phuket. There are also smaller international airports at Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Krabi, and Hat Yai. Because the country is relatively large, domestic flights can be a good way to avoid long bus rides if you're traveling from one side of the country to the other.

The bus system is extensive. Motorcycles, many of which serve as taxis, are also a common sight here. Renting a car is a good option for exploring more remote areas of the country, particularly to the north. However, Thailand's roads can be dangerous, and driving here is not for the faint of heart. If you plan to rent a car, consider hiring a driver as well.

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