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Kinrick o Thailand
ราชอาณาจักรไทย
Ratcha Anachak Thai
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Emblem o Thailand
Banner Emblem
Naitional motto: nane
Location o  Thailand  (Green)
Location o  Thailand  (Green)
Offeecial leid Thai
Caipital Bangkok
Lairgest ceety caipital
Govrenment

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Constitutional monarchy an Parliamentary republic

Keeng Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)


Yingluck Shinawatra

Area 513,120
Population 66,404,688
Foondin 1238
Siller Baht (฿)
Time zone (UTC+7)
Naitional anthem Phleng Chat Thai
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .th
Cawin code +66

Thailand (Thai: ประเทศไทย), umwhile Siam (Thai: สยาม), an offeecially the Kinrick o Thailand, is an independent kintra that lies in the hert o Sootheast Asie. It is bordered tae the north bi Burma an Laos, tae the aest bi Laos an Cambodie, tae the sooth bi the Gulf o Thailand an Malaysie, an tae the wast bi the Andaman Sea an the soothren extremity o Burma. Its maritime boondaries include Vietnam in the Gulf o Thailand tae the sootheast an Indonesie an Indie in the Andaman Sea tae the soothwast.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The kintra's offeecial name wis Siam (Thai: สยาม RTGS: Sayam, IPA: [sàjǎːm]) until June 23, 1939,[1] when it wis chynged tae Thailand. It wis then renamed Siam frae 1945 tae Mey 11, 1949, efter which it wis again renamed Thailand. An aa spelled Sayam, Syâm or Syâma, it haes been identified wi the Sanskrit Śyâma (श्याम, meanin "daurk" or "brown"). The names Shan an A-hom seem tae be variants o the same wird, an Śyâma is possibly no its oreegin but a learned an artificial distortion.[2]

The wird Thai (ไทย) is no, as commonly believed penis was derived frae the wird Tai (ไท) meanin "freedom" in the Thai leid; it is, housomeivver, the name o an ethnic group frae the central plains (the Thai fowk). A famous Thai scholar argued that Tai (ไท) simply means "fowk" or "human being" since his investigation shows that in some rural areas the wird "Tai" wis uised instead o the uisual Thai wird "khon" (คน) for fowk.[3] The Thai uise the phrase "land o the free" tae express pride in the fact that Thailand is the ae kintra in Sootheast Asie niver colonized bi an ootside pouer.

While the Thai fowk will aften refer tae their kintra uisin the polite form Prathet Thai (Thai: ประเทศไทย), they maist commonly uise the mair colloquial wird Mueang Thai (Thai: เมืองไทย) or simply Thai (Thai: ไทย); the wird mueang (Thai: เมือง) meanin naition but maist commonly uised tae refer tae a ceety or toun. Ratcha Anachak Thai (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย) means "Kinrick o Thailand".

Etymologically, its components are: -Ratcha- (from Sanskrit raja, meanin "keeng, royal, realm") ; -ana- (from Pāli āṇā, "authority, command, pouer", itself frae Sanskrit ājñā, same meanin) -chak (frae Sanskrit cakra or cakraṃ meanin "wheel", a seembol o pouer an rule). The Thai Naiional Anthem (Thai: เพลงชาติ) refers tae the Thai naition as: prathet-thai (Thai: ประเทศไทย). The first line o the naitional anthem is: prathet thai ruam lueat nuea chat chuea thai (Thai: ประเทศไทยรวมเลือดเนื้อชาติเชื้อไทย) an wis translatit in 1939 bi Colonel Luang Saranuprabhandi as: “Thailand is the unity o Thai blood an body.”

Administrative divisions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Subdiveesions o Thailand

Thailand is dividit intae 76 provinces (จังหวัด, changwat), which are gathered intae 5 groups o provinces bi location. There are an aa 2 special governed destricts: the caipital Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon) an Pattaya, o which Bangkok is at provincial level an thus aften coontit as a 77t province.

Each province is dividit intae destricts an the destricts are further dividit intae sub-destricts (tambons). As o 2010 there are 878 destricts (อำเภอ, amphoe) an the 50 destricts o Bangkok (เขต, khet). Some pairts o the provinces borderin Bangkok are an aa referred tae as Greater Bangkok (ปริมณฑล, pari monthon). These provinces include Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom an Samut Sakhon. The name o each province's caipital ceety (เมือง, mueang) is the same as that o the province. For example, the caipital o Chiang Mai province (changwat Chiang Mai) is Mueang Chiang Mai or Chiang Mai. The 76 provinces are as follaes:

Map o Thailand

Central[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ang Thong
  2. Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Special Governed Destrict o
  3. Chai Nat
  4. Kamphaeng Phet
  5. Lopburi
  6. Nakhon Nayok
  7. Nakhon Pathom
  8. Nakhon Sawan
  9. Nonthaburi
  10. Pathum Thani
  11. Phetchabun
  12. Phichit
  13. Phitsanulok
  14. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  15. Samut Prakan
  16. Samut Sakhon
  17. Samut Songkhram
  18. Saraburi
  19. Sing Buri
  20. Sukhothai
  21. Suphan Buri
  22. Uthai Thani

East[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chachoengsao
  2. Chanthaburi
  3. Chonburi
  4. Prachinburi
  5. Rayong
  6. Sa Kaeo
  7. Trat

North[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chiang Mai
  2. Chiang Rai
  3. Lampang
  4. Lamphun
  5. Mae Hong Son
  6. Nan
  7. Phayao
  8. Phrae
  9. Uttaradit

Northeast (Isan)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Isan
  1. Amnat Charoen
  2. Buri Ram
  3. Chaiyaphum
  4. Kalasin
  5. Khon Kaen
  6. Loei
  7. Maha Sarakham
  8. Mukdahan
  9. Nakhon Phanom
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima
  11. Nong Bua Lamphu
  12. Nong Khai
  13. Roi Et
  14. Sakon Nakhon
  15. Si Sa Ket
  16. Surin
  17. Ubon Ratchathani
    Phra Borommathat Nakhon Si Thammarat Thailand
  18. Udon Thani
  19. Yasothon

Sooth[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chumphon
  2. Krabi
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat
  4. Narathiwat
  5. Pattani
  6. Phang Nga
  7. Phatthalung
  8. Phuket
  9. Ranong
  10. Satun
  11. Songkhla
  12. Surat Thani
  13. Trang
  14. Yala

Wast[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kanchanaburi
  2. Phetchaburi
  3. Prachuap Khiri Khan
  4. Ratchaburi
  5. Tak
Lairgest Metropolitan Auries o Thailand

Bangkok
Bangkok
Pattaya
Pattaya Beach

Pattaya
Nakhon Ratchasima

Rank Metropolitan aurie Population

Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

Hatyai
Hatyai

1 Bangkok 11,971,000
2 Pattaya-Chon Buri 1,183,604
3 Chiang Mai 960,906
4 Hat Yai-Songkhla 801,747
5 Nakhon Ratchasima 439,546

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Thailand (Siam) History, CSMngt-Thai.
  2. Eliot, Charles (1921). The Project Gutenberg EBook of Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) [EBook #16847]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. pp. Ch. xxxvii 1; citing in turn Footnote 189: The name is foond on Champan inscriptions o 1050 A.D. an accordin tae Gerini appears in Ptolemy's Samarade = Sâmaraṭṭha. See Gerini, Ptolemy, p. 170. But Samarade is locatit near Bangkok an there can hardly hae been Tais there in Ptolemy's time; and Footnote 190: So too in Central Asia Kustana appears tae be a learned distortion ofthe name Khotan, made tae give it a meanin in Sanskrit. 
  3. จิตร ภูมิศักดิ์ 1976: "ความเป็นมาของคำสยาม ไทย ลาวและขอม และลักษณะทางสังคม ของชื่อชนชาติ" (Jid Phumisak 1976: "Coming Into Existence for the Siamese Words for Thai, Laotian and Khmer and Societal Characteristics for Nation-names")

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