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5 Themes of Geography: Thailand
Transcript of 5 Themes of Geography: Thailand
Throughout the Southeast Asia region, there are many similarities in culture. Thailand is very similar to most of it's neighboring countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Burma. They have all been influenced by each other.
All of Thailand's neighboring countries mainly practice Buddhism, while countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei mainly have Muslim beliefs.
For the most part in Southeast Asia, the dress is all similar; men wear pants and women wear dresses or skirts.
Practically all of Southeast Asia lies in the tropics, so the climate, warm and cool in high areas, and animals that live there are quite similar.
Thailand's neighboring countries have a similar language and form of writing.
Usually countries that have a border with Thailand such as Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, will have many similarities with the Thai tradition, such as the Songkran Festival and the Loykrathong Festival.
5 Themes of Geography: Thailand
13.7500° N, 100.4667° E
Thailand covers 513,120 km of land and has right to 2,230 km of water. It is slightly larger than Wyoming.
The country's highest point is Doi Inthanon at 8,415 ft and it's lowest point is the Gulf of Thailand at sea level.
Thailand's climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity, and dominated by monsoons.
Thailand has an array of animals, with over 248 mammal species, 1338 species of butterflies and 401 different species of reptiles.
Thailand is home to 69.52 million citizens.
The country's official language is Thai, or Siamese, and is spoken by over 20 million people.
Thailand's major religion is Buddhism at 95%. Four percent are Islam. The rest is a mix of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
Thailand is also home to it's Royal Palace, Wat Pho, and Ayutthaya Historical Park.
Thailand is located on the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres on the continent Asia.
It's neighboring countries include Burma (northwest), Cambodia (southeast), Laos (north), and Malaysia (south).
Regions of Thailand border the Gulf of Thailand and the Straight of Malacca.
Although rice farming is quite large in Thailand, the industrial sector, such as car manufacturing, accounts for much of it's GDP.
Even though the population in the north is relatively sparse, rice is intensively cultivated in the river valleys, and one of the country's major cities, Chiang Mai, is in that area.
Bangkok and other urban areas are the most densely populated areas in Thailand for location reasons.
The people of Thailand have adapted by cutting back on fossil fuel consumption and by dressing for the unpredictable weather conditions.
Forests in the north yield teak, although over-cutting has decreased Thailand's forest reserves severely.
In Thailand, ideas can be spread rapidly by using telephones, radios, televisions, and especially the Internet, like many other places.
Thailand obtained access in 1996 being the third country in Southeast Asia. Since then, the use of the Internet has become more popular in cities and also more accessible to different areas in the country.
About 8.6 million people use the internet every day in Thailand, and 24 million people have regular access, being over one-third the population.
There are many subjects for Thailand's sources of movement.
In Thailand, there is a vast array of modes of transportation that are used regularly.
For many people, buses are ideal for longer travels.
Motor bikes are often used for short trips.
For movement of freight, road transportation is used.
For areas with available waterways, various boats are suitable.
In the country's capital, Bangkok, there is an extensive amount of taxis.
Transit lines in cities like Bangkok are also becoming quite popular.
Over recent years, more and more private automobiles have been purchased, and is likely to become a new main way to travel.
Thailand's largest exports are to the rest of Asia and the US. Their largest exports are textiles and footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewelry, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances. They are worth approximately $191.3 billion.
Thailand's major imports are from Japan, Malaysia, and China. Their main imports are capital goods, intermediate goods and raw materials, consumer goods, and fuels. Their imports are worth approximately $156.9 billion.
Many people are hesitant with traveling to Thailand.
Thailand is known for having many droughts, as well as problems with air pollution from vehicle emissions, water pollution from organic and factory wastes, deforestation, soil erosion, and wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting.
In the nation, there is a also a high chance of contracting bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A, dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, and plague are high risks in some locations, rabies, and leptospirosis. It also holds the highest occurence of HIV in Asia.
Although it has flaws, many people travel to see Thailand's many beauties, including it's beaches.
The red of the flag represents the land and people, the white represents Theravada Buddhism, and the blue represents the monarchy.