Capital: Bangkok

Population: 68,309,899 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Thai Baht (THB)

Official Language: Thai

Unofficial Languages: English, Burmese, and others

Main Religion: Buddhism

Ethnic Groups: Thai, Burmese, and others

Largest Cities: Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai

Main Sport: Kickboxing

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Magha Puja Day (February 22)

Chakri Memorial Day (April 6)

Songkran Festival (April 13-15)

Labour Day (May 1)

Coronation Day (May 5)

Visakha Bucha Day (May 20)

Asalha Puja Day (July 19)

Khao Phansa Day (July 20)

Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday (August 12)

Chulalongkorn Memorial Day (October 23)

His Majesty the King’s Birthday (December 5)

Constitution Day (December 10)

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