Thailand is an Asian country located in the southeast region of the continent. Now known as Thailand, or the Kingdom of Thailand, the country was once upon a time referred to as Siam. The country is part of the Indochinese Peninsula, meaning Thailand is located between China in the north and India in the west.
Most Extreme Points and GPS Coordinates
The GPS coordinates denote that Thailand is positioned to the north of the equator. With a latitude of 15.8700° N and a longitude of 100.9925° E, Thailand is surrounded by four other Asian countries. Myanmar is to the northwest of Thailand, Laos is in the north as well as the northeast, while Cambodia in the east as well as the southeast. Malaysia is to the south of Thailand.
Total Area and Population Size
With a total area of 198,120 square miles, Thailand ranks as the 50th largest country in the world. Thailand is almost wholly composed of land regions. Only about 0.04% of the country is made up of water, leaving an incredibly high percentage of 99.6% for land. In numbers rather than percentages, Thailand’s land areas are approximately 197,327.52 square miles in total, with a little over 790 square miles of water in the form of lakes and rivers.
The population of Thailand is about 69,251,318 people as of the year 2018. Thailand is the 20th largest country in terms of population size, with an annual growth rate of about 0.21%.
The population density of Thailand is the population divided by the total area, a value amounting to approximately 349.54, or 350, people per square mile. Thailand is the 88th most densely populated country in the world.
##Highest, Average, and Lowest Levels of Elevation
On average, the land in Thailand is at an elevation of about 942 feet above sea level. At its highest point, Thailand reaches a soaring altitude of 8,415 feet above sea level. Located in one of Thailand’s most famous districts, the Chom Thong District, the highest point is atop the Doi Inthanon Mountain. Thailand is at sea level with the Gulf of Thailand, meaning the lowest point of elevation is 0 feet above sea level.