Thailand

Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3

Thailand (/ˈtlænd/ TY-land or /ˈtlənd/ TY-lənd;Thai: ประเทศไทย, rtgs: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs: Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.

Latest News for: Thailand maritime

Edit

Taiwan president gets Chinese military drills for flowers days after joining

Interesting Engineering 23 May 2024
China has begun a surprise joint military drill surrounding Taiwan, which began 7.45 am on Thursday, May 23 ... Taiwan’s response ... CCTV ... Brunei, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.  ... China also has disputes with Philippines over maritime boundaries....

Most Viewed

Former President Donald Trump is escorted to a courtroom, April 4, 2023, in New York
AP / Mary Altaffer, File

Trump braces for final act of his historic criminal trial

CNN | 28 May 2024
Illuminations: One month to go across the EU
© European Union 2024 - Source : EP / ©

‘I cannot take it lightly’: young voters urged to take part in EU elections

AOL | 28 May 2024
Close up of a gold bar in a glass jar on a white backgroun
Creative Commons / Marco Verch

Gold barely changed as US inflation data takes centre stage

Business Day | 28 May 2024
×