Thailand

Area has been inhabited continuously for 20,000 years; was part of ancient Mon-Khmer kingdom; separate state was formed by Thai people ca. 1350; had territorial disputes with Burma 15th-18th centuries; some territory seized by British and French 18th-19th centuries; official language is Thai, though many local dialects are also spoken.

Quick Facts on Thailand

Go Historic ID
36770
Names
Thailand
Location
Population
69,480,520 (#20 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Thai (official) only 90.7%, Thai and other languages 6.4%, only other languages 2.9% (includes Malay, Burmese) (2010 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Thai 97.5%, Burmese 1.3%, other 1.1%, unspecified <.1% (2015 est.)
Religions
Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.3%, Christian 1%, other <.1%, none <.1% (2015 est.)