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The Kingdom of Thailand, previously known
as Siam, is situated in the heart of Southeast
Asia with Bangkok as the capital city. It
shares a border with Cambodia to the east,
Laos to the northeast, Myanmar to the west,
and Malaysia to the south. Thailand, with its
shape resembling a head of an elephant, is
around 198,114 square miles, or roughly the
size of the state of Texas. The Kingdom
borders two bodies of water—the Gulf of
Thailand to the south and the Indian Ocean
to the west.
Thailand is divided into four natural regions:
the north, northeast, the central plain, and
the south. The north is a mountainous region
comprised of ridges, natural forest, and deep,
narrow alluvial valleys. The northeast is an
arid region characterized by a rolling surface
and undulating hills. Central Thailand is a
lush, fertile valley and possesses the richest
and most extensive rice-producing area in the
country. The south is hilly with thick forests
and rich deposits of minerals and iron ores.
The southern region is also the center for
rubber production and the cultivation of
other topical crops.
Thailand has a warm, tropical climate affected
by a seasonal monsoon. Thailand experiences
a rainy season from June to October and a
dry season for the rest of the year.
Temperatures average 75 to 92 degrees
Fahrenheit, with the highest temperatures
occurring from March to May and the lowest
appearing in December and January.