Geography Introduction

A GEOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION TO THAILAND AND MYANMAR

Kingdom of Thailand

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tropical
Bangkok "Krung Thep" (City of angels)
65 million, predominantly thai people
Thai
513.115 qkm
Theravada buddhism (ca. 95 %)
Dec. 5th ( King’s birthday) Dec. 10th (Constitution day)

Constitutional monarchy
Baht
King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), proclamation was effected on Dec. 12th 2016, coroantion will take place after the state funeral of the deceased King Bhumibol at the end of 2017
n.n.
Prayut Chan-o-cha
August 7th 2014 the national legislative assembly“ , 197 members were nominated by the military council.
287,50 Mrd. Euro (2013)
4.214 Euro (2013)
Climate: tropical
Capital city: Bangkok (Krung Thep, city of angels)
Population: 65 Million, predominantly thai people
Language: thai
Area: 513.115 square kilometers
Religion: theravada buddhism
National holiday: Dec. 5th ( king’s birthday)
Dec. 10th (constitution day)
† Oct. 13th 2016 (King of Thailand)
Government: constitutional monarchy
Currency: Baht
Head of state: King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), proclamation was effected on Dec. 12th 2016, coroantion will take place after the state funeral of the deceased King Bhumibol at the end of 2017
Representation: n.n.
Head of government: Prayut Chan-o-cha (since 25.08.2014 primeminister of interim authority after military coup of May 22nd 2014, at the same time chairman of the military council „National Council for Peace and Order“).
Parlament: August 7th 2014 the national legislative assembly“ , 197 members were nominated by the military council.
GDP 287,50 Mrd. Euro (2013)
GDP/ per head: 4.214 Euro (2013)

Republik der Union Myanmar

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tropisch / subtropisch
Nay Pyi Taw
59,1 Mio., überwiegend Birmanen, daneben Mon- Khmer, thai-chinesische Abstammungsgruppen
birmanisch (70 %)
676.577 qkm
Theravada-Buddhismus (ca. 89 %)
04.01. (Unabhängigkeitstag)
Formell konzipiert die neue Verfassung Myanmar als parlamentarische Demokratie mit Militäreinfluss
Kyat
Htin Kyaw
circa 59 Mrd. USD (IMF-Schätzung für 2013)
zwischen 900 - 1.600 USD (IMF-Schätzung für 2013, angepasst an Kaufkraftparität)
Climate: tropical / subtropical
Capital city: Nay Pyi Taw
Population: 59,1 Mio., mostly Burmese, also Mon- Khmer, thai-chinese pedigree groups
Language: burmese (70 %)
Area: 676.577 qkm
Religion: theravada buddhism (ca. 89 %)
National holiday: 04.01. (Independence Day)
Government: formally, the new constitution of Myanmar conceived as a parliamentary democracy with military influence
Currency: Kyat
Head of State: Htin Kyaw
GDP circa 59 Mrd. USD (IMF-calculations for 2013)
GDP/ per head: between 900 - 1.600 USD (IMF-Calculations Fr 2013, adjusted to purchasing power parity)