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The Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย, Ratcha Anachak Thai; shortform: Prathet Thai or Muang Thai) is a state in SouthEastAsia. It limits with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Andaman Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and the Gulf of Thailand (part of the Pacific).

Geography

Thailand is divided into four main regions: Central, Nothern, Northeastern and Southern Region.
It has 6 admistartive regions with a total of 76 provinces. Thailand has an area of 513115 sq.km. The total population is about 61 million.

Central Region
Bangkok(Krung Thep Mahanakhon), Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon,

Nothern Region
Chiang Mai, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Uttaradit

Northeastern Region
Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphu, Loei, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Yasothon, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Surin, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Amnat Charoen

Eastern Region
Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat

Southern Region
Chumphon, Ranong, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket, Trang, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat

Western Region
Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Government
Bank of Thailand, Board of Investment, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, National Energy Policy Office, Police, Thai Government Network, Thai Parliament, The Office of Judicial Affairs, US-ASEAN Business Council

Thai Political Parties
In coalition government
Pheu Thai Party, Chartthaipattana Party, Phalang Chon Party, Mahachon Party, New Democracy Party
In opposition
Democrat Party, Bhumjaithai Party, Rak Thailand Party, Matubhum Party, Rak Santi Party
Parties not represented in parliament
Social Action Party,Pracharaj Party,Thai Pen Thai Party, New Aspiration Party, New Force Party

State Enterprises
Government Pharmaceutical Organization, Mass Communications Organization of Thailand, Port Authority of Thailand, Telephone Organization of Thailand


History

In Ban Chiang, an archeological site located in the Udon Thani province shows evidence for early civilisation. One of the oldest agricultural civilisations lived there already about 5000 to 7000 years B.C..

click to enlargeWith the beginning of the 8th century AD and increasingly in the 10th century AD, Thais moved in small groups from South Chinas Yunann province along the rivers Mekhong, Chao Phraya and Irawaddy southbound ...

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Mekong River

Asian Development Bank, Thailand Board of Investment, CIA Factbook (Thailand), International Monetary Fund’s Thailand Info, Thailand Economic Monitor (World Bank), UNESCAP Thailand Statistics, World Bank Country Reports

Education & Training
Alphasoft, ECC, eDictionary, Executrain, First Training, Global University Alliance, Inlingua, Orglearn, Seattle Thai Student Association, Training Thailand

Finance Companies
Bangkok First Investment & Trust, KGI World, Kim Eng Securities (Thailand), National Finance & Securities, Thai Investment and Securities, Thailand Business & Eco.

Financial Markets
Asia Business Watch, Asian Insider, Barton’s Asian Stock Market Charts, Phillip’s On-line Electronic Mart System, S&P, Stock Exchange of Thailand(SET), Thai Stocks, The Thai Bond Dealing Centre, TRIS Ratings



Immigration and Visas
Documentation for Thai passports, H. Toosi Law Office, SCM International Law Office, Sutlet Group, ThaiVisa.com

Industrial Estates
Amata, Cementhai Property, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, Nava Nakorn, Ticon

Industry Associations
Engineering Institute of Thailand, Federation of Business and Professional Women"s Associations of Thailand, Federation of Thai Industries, Foreign Banks, Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle, Institute of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Thailand, Insurance Brokers Association (Thailand), Marketing Association of Thailand, Petroleum Institute of Thailand, Securities Analysts, Securities Companies, Siamese Architects, Thai Garment Manufacturers, Thai Toy Industry, Thailand Management

Insurance
ACE Insurance Limited, Aetna Osotspa, AIA, Ayudhya CMG, Bangkok Insurance, Bupa Thailand, CGU Asia, Dhipaya, Phatra Insurance, Royal & Sun Alliance, Siam City Insurance, Thai Life, Thai Reinsurance, Thai Setakij

Law Firms
Advance Adjusting Associates, Baker & McKenzie, Chandler & Thong-Ek Law Offices, Deacons, Freshfields, H.Toosi, Johnson Stokes & Master, Kanung & Partners Law Offices, Marut Bunnag International Law Office, Natee International Law Office, Russin & Vecchi, Siam Capital Management, Tilleke & Gibbins

Market Research
AC Nielsen Thailand, Asia Market Intelligence, Branding Asia, Connector Asia, Global Industry Analysts, Langmead & Baker, MarketResearch.com, The Brooker Group, Tradeport

Offshore/Personal Investment
CSM, Foreign Business Association, Investors Offshore, S & P Offshore Investment Guide

Real Estate
Agency for Real Estate Affairs, AndrewPark, Asia Properties Group Network Ltd., Baan Priyapat, Baan Priyapat, CB Richard Ellis, Chartered Square, Coconut Land & House, ERA, Indochina Business Services, Jones Lang LaSalle, Koll (Thailand), Orientations Thailand, Phuket Investment, Phuket Land, Sabaai

Security
Hill & Associates, Master Safety Enterprises, Risk Protection

Trade
Asian Sources, Austrade, Customs Department, Department of Export Promotion, Global Sources, Thai Exporter Index, Thai Info Product Index, Thai Trade Fair, ThailandExportGuide.com

Trade Shows & Events
Asia Conventions, Bangkok Convention Center, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok RAI, CMP Media (Thailand) Co Ltd, DEP Trade Fairs, Impact Exhibition Center, PICO, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Reed Tradex, Thailand Incentive & Convention Association

Translation Services
Thai Translators House, Translation & Localization Services

Transport & Logistics
Airports of Thailand PLC., Suvarnabhumie Bangkok International Airport, Don Muang Bangkok International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Flight Schedules, Logwin AG, CTI Logistic Co.,Ltd., Integrated Logistics Services, Maersk, Phuket Universal Services, Profreight

Venture Capital
ApecTec, Asia Venture Capital Journal , Asia-Links, CSL Thailand, VC Firm, Venture Capital Resource Library

World Economy
Statistical Resources: International Economics, The World Bank Group, World Bank Quick Reference Tables