BEFORE TOUR TO THAILAND AND BANGKOK FIND OUT THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
GEOGRAPHY OF THAILAND
Thailand is located in the middle of Southeast Asia bordering the Andaman Sea the Gulf of Thailand and southeast of Burma. It also controls the only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore. The country is divided into four regions north, northeast, central and south Thailand, it also contains 75 provinces. The boarding countries to Thailand are Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma). The highest point of Thailand is Doi Inthanon which is 2576 meters. Thailand's has two major rivers that run through country that are the Chao Phraya and Mun River. The former empties into the Bay of Bangkok while the latter joins the South China Sea.
The north of Thailand is made of mountainous and jungle terrain with a cool temperature that helps the growth of lychees (Thai fruit) and strawberries. The northeast Thailand has a high flood rate and agriculturally very unproductive. This area also has long dry seasons, which means it is very hard to have annual production of crops. Central Thailand this is the most productive region of the country through its cosmopolitan business's and annual productivity in the capital Bangkok. The south of Thailand is devoted to the rice cultivation because of the terrain and climate. The south also consists of tropical islands such as Koh Pangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, which have mountainous and tropical terrain.
The population of Thailand is 66,720,153 (July 2011 est). 75% of the population are Thai citizens, 14% comprises of the Chinese, 8% are the Hmong, Karen and other hill tribes, 3% are Malaysians. Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of the country, which of 94.6% of the population follow, 4.6% are Muslim, 0.7% of the practice Christianity and the rest follow other religions.
GEOGRAPHY OF BANGKOK
Bangkok's area expands 1,568.7 km approximately 606 sq miles, making it the 68th largest province in Thailand. This also makes Bangkok one of the largest cities in the world. Bangkok's main geographical feature is the Chao Phraya River that stretches 372km or 231miles. The city is only 2 meters above sea level, which has caused complications for protection of the city to floods in the monsoon season. Previous monsoon seasons have seen water in the canals and rivers overflow the banks into areas of the city. The boarding areas of Bangkok are by Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan in the south, Nakhon Pathom to the west, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Nayok in the north, and Chachoengsao to the east.
Bangkok's population officially in December 31, 1999 stood at 5,662,499, just under 10% of the country's total and there were 6, 355144 registered residents here according to 2000 census which increased to 8,160,522 when 2007 census was done.
Bangkok's population is built up of Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Americans, Europeans, Taiwanese, South Koreans, as well as Nigerians, Malaysians and Singaporeans.