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.

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What can you buy for €399k in Thailand, France, Italy, Austria and Mayo?

The Irish Times 17 May 2019
Olivia Needham is seeking €399,00 for this three-bedroom home (below) near the sea in Castleaffy, Kilmeena, Co Mayo Co Mayo. three-bed home in Castleaffy, Kilmeena FRANCE. CHARENTE-MARITIME ... The mature garden has an outbuilding and garage as well as the pool ... Agent Charente-Maritime. stone manor house with swimming pool THAILAND ... ....

Royal Thai Navy vessels in Subic for goodwill visits

Sun Star 16 May 2019
SBMA Chairman Wilma Eisma said the naval visit “is not only an opportunity for the Philippine government to further strengthen maritime relations with the government of Thailand, (but) is also a manifestation of the critical role that the Subic Bay Freeport plays in enhancing maritime cooperation between the Philippines and its allies.”....

New challenges of global terrorism

Business Line 15 May 2019
The people of Sri Lanka have shown courage, wisdom and resilience in recovering from the traumatic effects of the country’s brutal ethnic conflict between 1983 and 2010 ... ISIS also acknowledges its links with associates, across India’s maritime frontiers in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and the UAE....

How China sees Vietnam’s tilt toward America

Asiatimes 08 May 2019
But in recent years relations with America have soared with rising trade, closer diplomacy and Washington’s tacit vow to protect Vietnam’s interests in the South China Sea vis-à-vis China’s expansionism in the contested maritime area ... AFP / Vietnam maritime police ... maritime area....

Cambodia dreams of an oil gushing bonanza

Asiatimes 30 Apr 2019
Cambodia’s extraction plans have been hobbled for years due to a maritime territorial dispute with neighboring Thailand but Block A is safely within Cambodia’s solely claimed area ... In Phases 1B and 1C, which haven’t yet been assigned start dates, nine more extraction platforms are expected to be built in the maritime area....

China conducts joint naval exercise with Southeast Asian countries in Qingdao

People Daily 28 Apr 2019
China conducted a joint naval exercise with Southeast Asian countries in Qingdao, with focus on jointly handling maritime emergency rescues ... China conducted a joint naval exercise with Southeast Asian countries in Qingdao, with focus on jointly handling maritime emergency rescues....

Bitcoin Trading Volume Surges 250% in Thailand After ‘Seasteading’ Fiasco

Bitcoinist 27 Apr 2019
Meanwhile, the publicity of the event has caused Bitcoin volumes to soar in Thailand.� ... And that the action “reveals the intention of disobeying the laws of Thailand undermining Thailand’s national security as well as economic and social interests of maritime nations.” Ocean Builders Deny Breaking Laws....

China begins joint naval drills with six Southeast Asian nations

South China Morning Post 26 Apr 2019
... and four helicopters would take part in the drills in Qingdao, Shandong province, where China on Tuesday held a naval parade as part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its maritime force.The countries taking part included Thailand,… ......

India to work with Sri Lanka on counter-terrorism

Deccan Herald 22 Apr 2019
The BIMSTEC comprises seven littoral and landlocked countries dependent on Bay of Bengal for maritime purposes – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand ... The BIMSTEC comprises five of the eight SAARC nations – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal – apart from Myanmar and Thailand ... Sri lanka blasts. Terrorism. ....
photo: Royal Thai Navy via WN
File - A floating home, seastead, in the Andaman Sea off Phuket island, Thailand.  The Royal Thai Navy will remove the home built by an American bitcoin investor.

Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

Asahi News 21 Apr 2019
Elwartowski and Ocean Builders say the vessel was in international waters and beyond Thailand's jurisdiction ... and could lead to a creation of a new state within Thailand's territorial waters," adding this would undermine Thailand's national security as well as the economic and social interests of maritime nations....

US Bitcoin trader faces death penalty after Thai navy seizes floating home of fugitive 'seasteaders'

The Independent 20 Apr 2019
Thailand’s navy has boarded and seized the floating home of a fugitive US bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who possibly face the death sentence ... undermining Thailand's national security as well as economic and social interests of maritime nations.”....

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba`s bilateral visit to Thailand begins on Thursday

Zeenews 17 Apr 2019
"The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the maritime bilateral relations between India and Thailand and also to explore new avenues of defence cooperation," read a statement ... ....

Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

Bitcoin 15 Apr 2019
A seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government ... The owner claims that his floating home is located outside of Thailand’s maritime boundaries ... 2 off the coast of Phuket, Thailand ... maritime convention state that ......