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Updated: Sep 14, 2022

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Country Name

Thailand, and officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam.


Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. Thailand 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 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, Indonesia, and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.



Reason for Naming the country

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia.


The flag was adopted on 28 September 1917.

The flag consists of five horizontal stripes red, white, blue, then white, and red colors, the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. The red stripes represent T