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Thailand officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam is a Southeast Asian country part of the ASEAN group. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Thailand is well known for tourism across the world

Thailand is an emerging economy with agriculture as a base and industrialization in the process. The country is the second-largest in South east Asia. It holds an important role in the region as many of its neighbouring countries dependent on Thailand’s economy.

Thailand is well known for computer & electrical components, textiles, footwear, fishery, etc.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionASEAN
Capital CityBangkok
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesThai, Isan, Kam Mueang, Pak Tai
CurrencyThai baht, THB
Phone Code +66
Important CitiesPattaya, Phuket, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Krabi, Koh Samui, Hua Hin,
National DayNational Day (5th Dec)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking21 (Very Easy)
Primary IndustriesAutomobiles and automotive parts, financial services, electric appliances and components, tourism, cement, auto manufacturing, heavy and light industries, appliances, computers and parts, furniture, plastics, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco
Major Exportsmachinery, electronics, foods and wood, chemicals and plastics, automobiles and automotive parts, stone and glass, textiles and furniture.
Major Exports to IndiaAnimal, Footwear, Hides and skins, Fuels, Food Products, Minerals, Wood, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Raw materials
Major ImportsCapital and intermediate goods, raw materials, consumer goods, fuels.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Stone and Glass, Metals, Raw materials, Animal, Transportation, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Plastic or Rubber
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia ASEAN Trade in GoodsAgreement, Bangladesh, India, MyanmarSri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), Global System of Trade Preferences GSTP), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Bordering NationsMyanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 77(G77), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Suchithra Durai
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
46, Prasarnmitr, Sukhumvit, Soi 23, Bangkok - 10110
Email: enquiries.bangkok@mea.gov.in
Phone: 02-2580300-6
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi
Honorable Ambassador
Royal Thai Embassy
56 N, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.
Email: thaidel@mfa.go.th thaiemb.india@gmail.com
Phone: +91 11 2419 7200