Milestone 1 Thailand

Topics: Thailand, Inflation, Bangkok Pages: 5 (271 words) Published: March 7, 2015
Picture source: http://www.tourist-destinations.net/2012/05/thailand-travelguide.html

INT 113 – Milestone One

Location / Climate / Culture





Location – Southeastern Asia, surrounded by Andaman Sea & Gulf of Thailand Thailand is two times the size of Wyoming
513,120 sq. km.
Tropical Climate
▫ Mid-May – September – rainy, warm cloudy southwest monsoon ▫ November – Mid-March – dry, cool northeast monsoon
▫ Southern Isthmus is always hot and humid
• Language Spoken
▫ Thai – 95.9% Speak
▫ Burmese – 2% Speak
• Internet Domain - .th
• Cultural Activities
▫ Thai Cooking and Desert Making
▫ Cashew Nut Activity during March
▫ Fruit Harvesting (Thailand’s Unique Local Fruit)
Picture source: http://www.touristdestinations.net/2012/05/thailand-travelguide.html source: http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/th.html source: http://www.andamandiscoveries.com/thailand-cultural-tours/

Population
• 67,741,401 Total Population in Country
▫ Major Cities
 Bangkok (Capital) - 8,426,000
 Samut Prakan – 1,212,000
• Life Expectancy
▫ Male & Female – 74.18 years
▫ Male – 71 years
▫ Female – 77.54 years
• Literacy Rate
▫ Male & Female – 93.5%
▫ Male – 95.6%
▫ Female – 91.5%
source: http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/theworld-factbook/geos/th.html Picture source: http://www.howdythailand.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/10/Thailand-Floating-market-01.jpg

Thailand (Why I chose you?)
• Friends showed me pictures and gave me rave reviews on what they had done and seen.
• Rich in Culture
▫ Friendly Environment
▫ Floating Market in Bangkok
• Exotic Fruits & Foods
• Scenic
▫ Beautiful Beaches
▫ Crystal Blue Water

Picture source: http://www.ytravelblog.com/why-i-lovethailand/

Economics of Thailand
• GDP – 673 Billion – Purchasing Power
• GDP – 400.9 Billion – Exchange Rate
• Percentage of GDP for Imports
▫ 70%
• Percentage of GDP for Exports
▫ 74%
• Employment
▫ Tourism (Service Sector) – accounts for most of employment  44.2% of GDP
• Unemployment Rate
▫ 0.7%
• Inflation Rate
▫ 2.2%
Picture source:
http://asiaisu.wikispaces.com/Thailand+Economics

source: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NE.EXP.GNFS.ZS

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