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    Thailand Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/thailand/thailand_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma


      Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 100 00 E


      Map references: Southeast Asia


      Area: total: 514,000 sq km
      water: 2,230 sq km
      land: 511,770 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming


      Land boundaries: total: 4,863 km
      border countries: Burma 1,800 km, Cambodia 803 km, Laos 1,754 km, Malaysia 506 km


      Coastline: 3,219 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid


      Terrain: central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m
      highest point: Doi Inthanon 2,576 m


      Natural resources: tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land


      Land use: arable land: 32.88%
      permanent crops: 7%
      other: 60.12% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 47,490 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts


      Environment - current issues: air pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from organic and factory wastes; deforestation; soil erosion; wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Biodiversity, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Law of the Sea


      Geography - note: controls only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore


      NOTE: The information regarding Thailand on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Thailand Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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