BC: Honors World Cultures
1: The people of Thailand Because they absorbed immigrants during their history, the country of Thailand is very diverse. It includes Chinese, Laotians, Thai Malays, as well as being made up of many ethnic groups | The population is over 60 million people. The most highly spoken languages are English and Thai, and most of the people are Buddhist.
2: Most of the people work on farms or in rice fields. There are also growing urban areas where people live in modern housing and a lot of the jobs you can find there are centered on tourism.
3: The climate of Thailand | Thailand's climate is tropical, with the temperatures averaging 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool season is from November to January, the hot season is from April to May, and the rainy season (with a monsoon) is from June to October. The highest temperatures are during the hot season and the lowest are during the cool season. Thailand also has a high humidity level, with a slight reduction during the cool season.
5: The geography of Thailand | Thailand is about the size of France, covering 510,000 sq. km. The country is divided into different regions. Some regions are fertile for growing crops, like the north and central regions; and some, are mountainous, like the north and west regions. The southern and eastern regions are best for tourism, with their beaches and the summer resorts that feed off of them. Then there is the central region, also known as the Khorat Plateau, where it is largely bordered by the Mekong River. This area is a barren, unfertile area. Thailand is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia. Thailand is located on the Southeast Asian continent.
6: The king of Thailand is Phumiphon Adunyadet. He has been the king since June 9, 1946, and is the longest reigning king in Thailand. | The prime minister of Thailand is Yingluck Shinawatra. She is their first female prime minister.
7: The government of Thailand | The form of government that Thailand has is called constitutional monarchy, meaning there are rules set for the king. King Phumiphon Adunyadet serves as the Head of State. In the legislative branch, before a law is passed, the Parliament must approve and it has to be signed by the King. | Thailand's flag is made up of 5 horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue.
8: In the judicial branch, there are three Law Courts that are in power. These are: Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. In the executive branch, the Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister, is in control. The Royal Thai Government, which is run by the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, heads 15 major ministries. The Prime Minister is in charge of pretty much the whole government. She is a part of the Cabinet, the head of the executive branch, picks the people who she wants to be Ministers or Deputy Ministers (for all the ministries), and much more.
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