Country: Thailand

Population: 65,068,149

Capital: Bangkok

Time Zone: UTC+7

Currency Name: baht (TBD)

Government Type: constitutional monarchy

Languages: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects

Ethnic Breakdown: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%

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

Major Cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Phone Country Code: 66

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A, vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, and plague are high risks in some locations, animal contact disease: rabies, water contact disease: leptospirosis

Official Tourism Website: http://tourismthailand.org/

High Travel Season: November - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, c

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year\'s Day), Makha Bucha, April 6 (Chakri Memorial Day), April 13-15 (Songkran, Thai New Year), Vesak, May 1 (Labor Day), May 5 (Coronation Day), Asanha Bucha, Khao Phansa, July 1 (Mid-Year Bank Holiday), August 12 (Mother\'s Day), October 23 (Chulalongkorn Day), December 5 (National Day & Father\'s Day), December 10 (Constitution Day), December 31 (New Year\'s Eve)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Thailand is the only country in south east Asia that was never colonized.