Kingdom of Thailand
Note: Considerable variation occurs in the English transliteration of Thai names. Where possible, Thai sources have been relied on, but these also present variations.
Political Status: Independent monarchy functioning under a constitution approved by popular referendum on August 19, 2007, validated by the Constitutional Drafting Assembly on August 21, and promulgated on August 24. The constitution was suspended following a military coup on May 22, 2014, but replaced by a new constitution approved by referendum on August 7, 2016, and came into effect on April 6, 2017; executive and legislative authority is still vested in the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) until a general election is held.
Area: 197,256 sq. mi. (510,890 sq. km).
Population: 69,038,000 (2018 World Bank); 68,615,858 (2018—U.S. Census).
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