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General information about Thailand

Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 01 мар 2011, 00:50

02/27/2011 General information about Thailand
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Country name:

conventional long form: Kingdom of Thailand

conventional short form: Thailand

local long form: Ratcha Anachak Thai

local short form: Prathet Thai

former: Siam

Government type: constitutional monarchy

Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma

Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 100 00 E

Area: total: 513,120 sq km country comparison to the world: 50

land: 510,890 sq km water: 2,230 sq km

Land boundaries: total: 4,863 km border countries: Burma 1,800 km, Cambodia 803 km, Laos 1,754 km, Malaysia 506 km Coastline: 3,219 km

Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Climate: tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid

Terrain: central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere

Elevation extremes: lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m highest point: Doi Inthanon 2,576 m

Natural resources: tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land

Land use: arable land: 27.54% permanent crops: 6.93% other: 65.53% (2005)

Irrigated land: 49,860 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources: 409.9 cu km (1999)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural): total: 82.75 cu km/yr (2%/2%/95%) per capita: 1,288 cu m/yr (2000) Natural hazards: land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts

Environment - current issues: air pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from organic and factory wastes; deforestation; soil erosion; wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting

Capital: name: Bangkok

geographic coordinates: 13 45 N, 100 31 E

time difference: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Administrative divisions: 76 provinces (changwat, singular and plural); Amnat Charoen, Ang Thong, Buriram, Chachoengsao, Chai Nat, Chaiyaphum, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri, Chumphon, Kalasin, Kamphaeng Phet, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Krung Thep Mahanakhon (Bangkok), Lampang, Lamphun, Loei, Lop Buri, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nan, Narathiwat, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phayao, Phetchabun, Phetchaburi, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phrae, Phuket, Prachin Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Rayong, Roi Et, Sa Kaeo, Sakon Nakhon, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Sara Buri, Satun, Sing Buri, Sisaket, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Surin, Tak, Trang, Trat, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit, Yala, Yasothon

Independence: 1238 (traditional founding date; never colonized)

National holiday: Birthday of King PHUMIPHON (BHUMIBOL), 5 December (1927)

Constitution: 24 August 2007

Legal system: based on civil law system with influences of common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Population: 67,089,500 country comparison to the world: 20

Age structure: 0-14 years: 20.8% (male 7,013,877/female 6,690,554) 15-64 years: 70.5% (male 23,000,156/female 23,519,298) 65 years and over: 8.7% (male 2,612,269/female 3,162,282) (2010 est.)

Median age: total: 34 years male: 33.2 years female: 34.8 years (2010 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.653% (2010 est.) country comparison to the world: 145

Airports: 105 (2010) country comparison to the world: 55

Airports - with paved runways: total: 64 over 3,047 m: 8 2,438 to 3,047 m: 11 1,524 to 2,437 m: 24 914 to 1,523 m: 15 under 914 m: 6 (2010)

Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 41 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 13 under 914 m: 27 (2010)

Heliports: 4 (2010)

Pipelines: gas 1,348 km; refined products 323 km (2009)

Railways: total: 4,071 km country comparison to the world: 41 standard gauge: 29 km 1.435-m gauge narrow gauge: 4,042 km 1.000-m gauge (2008)

Roadways: total: 180,053 km (includes 450 km of expressways) (2006) country comparison to the world: 27

Waterways: 4,000 km country comparison to the world: 27 note: 3,701 km navigable by boats with drafts up to 0.9 m (2010)

Merchant marine: total: 382 country comparison to the world: 27 by type: bulk carrier 30, cargo 116, chemical tanker 23, container 19, liquefied gas 36, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 10, petroleum tanker 120, refrigerated cargo 27 foreign-owned: 15 (China 1, Hong Kong 1, Japan 2, Malaysia 3, Singapore 1, Taiwan 1, UK 6) registered in other countries: 41 (Bahamas 4, Panama 6, Singapore 30, Tuvalu 1) (2010)

Ports and terminals: Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Map Ta Phut, Prachuap Port, Si Racha

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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 17 ноя 2014, 04:31

Tourists on Phuket forbade drinking on ferries

Phuket authorities are tightening regulations for the transport of passengers on ships, according to a Friday edition of the "News of Phuket."

According to the site, and now none of the ferry will not leave the port until all passengers have not yet put on life jackets. Staying in vests must at all time cruise.

Tourists are forbidden to drink alcohol, and "any other substances, as a result of the reception of which a person can lose control of himself."

In addition, the passengers of the vessel must be left solely in the passenger seat. Climb to the upper deck, the roof and the top edge of the board is prohibited.

Also, the courts are now forbidden to go to sea, if the port posted a red flag warning of adverse weather conditions.

Complying with all of the new rules imposed on captains. In particular, for the lack of life jackets ship's captain will face a fine, the amount of which will be about $ 310. And if the steam will come out in the sea, ignoring the red flag, the captain could get six months in jail.
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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 01 дек 2014, 23:39

Thailand has adopted new rules designed to calm rowdy passengers

National Legislative Assembly on Friday voted for the amendment of the Act of 1978 concerning aviadeboshirov. This decision was taken due to the sharp increase in the number of accidents occurring on board the aircraft.

The new law not only call for an answer passengers, but also those who damage property, including damage caused to the aircraft and airport facilities. Also amended, relating to smoking in the toilets of the aircraft, causing physical harm to other passengers, or verbal abuse, as well as the use of electronic devices in the forbidden time.

Punishment ranges from 1 to 5 years, depending on the severity of the offense, or a fine of 40,000 to 200,000 baht, writes The post Vangkok.
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Thailand has adopted new rules designed to calm rowdy passengers

National Legislative Assembly on Friday voted for the amendment of the Act of 1978 concerning aviadeboshirov. This decision was taken due to the sharp increase in the number of accidents occurring on board the aircraft.

The new law not only call for an answer passengers, but also those who damage property, including damage caused to the aircraft and airport facilities. Also amended, relating to smoking in the toilets of the aircraft, causing physical harm to other passengers, or verbal abuse, as well as the use of electronic devices in the forbidden time.

Punishment ranges from 1 to 5 years, depending on the severity of the offense, or a fine of 40,000 to 200,000 baht, writes The post Vangkok.
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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 20 дек 2014, 00:24

In Pattaya Police will transfer clock service for Russians

Russian Association initiated the establishment in Pattaya hour technical translation into Russian in local police stations, where our compatriots are constantly faced with the language barrier, said the publication Pattaya One.

It is noted that the first section with round the clock translation service is in Bang Lamung. Officers issued five smartphones that they can use to translate from Thai to Russian and vice versa.

All phones are also popular applications installed Line, Skype and Whatsapp, and Facetime, providing access to services around the clock.

It is planned that these translation services will be established in all police stations in Pattaya. It is noted that this decision was made despite the fact that the flow of Russian tourists in Thailand has dropped significantly. It is projected that by the end of the year it can be reduced by 40%.
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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 17 фев 2015, 19:39

Tourists from Russia in Phuket have begun to warn of the danger in Russian

On the beaches of Phuket information cards appeared in five languages, including Russian, said Wednesday the Phuket Gazette.

Information card on equity issued Simon Luttrell, volunteer tourist police to help foreigners in Phuket airport and hotels in Nai Yang and Mai Khao.

"Every year tourists drowned on the beaches of Phuket - he explained edition. - According to the records of these incidents, it is clear that some foreign tourists do not realize the potential danger of strong waves or prefer to ignore it."

According to him, most of the problems occur with the Chinese and Russian tourists, who, because of the language barrier did not understand rescuers.

S.Lattrell developed and printed information card on which you can find warnings about the main dangers threatening the tourists. They are written in five languages: English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Map warns against strong waves, reported at what color signal flags can not go into the water, warns against pickpockets, encourages motorcyclists to wear helmets, recalls the need to comply with the order, etc.

Cards distributed to rescue the beaches of Phuket, their placement also has an interest in several hotels, said the publication.
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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 15 апр 2015, 21:00

Strengthened security measures in Phuket after the explosion in the car on Samui

Local authorities have tightened security on the Thai island of Phuket after a Friday night in the parking lot shopping center on the island of Koh Samui bomb exploded in the car, said on Saturday edition Phuketgazette with reference to the governor of the island.

Friday night in the parking lot Festival Shopping Mall in the popular tourist destination of Koh Samui, 700 km from Bangkok exploded a bomb placed in a small truck. Injured in an explosion got four Thais and one instranets. Two other witnesses who were nearby, lost consciousness. Standing around the car were damaged.

"We have instructed the police working at checkpoints on the roads from the mainland to check all cars heading to Phuket. Also, police officers at the airport ordered to pay close attention to any unusual activity they notice it," - told the newspaper the governor of Phuket Nizit Damsonvong (Nisit Jansomwong).

Director-General of the shopping center Central Festival Phuket told Phuketgazette, that here introduced additional security measures. In the parking center increased the number of guards, and each car entering here rayed.

Phuket - the second most popular holiday destinations in Thailand after the Russians Pattaya. In 2013, there was visited by about 300 thousand. Russian tourists. Total Thailand in 2014 was visited by 1.6 million citizens of the Russian Federation. This week in Thailand, paid an official visit Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, among other topics in the negotiations with the authorities discussed the safety of Russian tourists.
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