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Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and has switched between parliamentary democracy and military junta for decades. It became a newly industrialised country and major exporter in the 1990s. Leading contributors to economic growth include manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.

MAIN LANGUAGES

Tagalog

English

Spanish

POPULATION

103.3 million (2016)

LAND AREA

513,120 km²

CAPITAL

Manila

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (PHP)

TIME ZONE

GMT +8

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

Ranked 26 out of 190 economies (World Bank Doing Business 2018)

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The Office of the Board of Investment (BOI) is a government agency under Thailand's Office of the Prime Minister. It is responsible for promoting valuable investment - both investment into Thailand and Thai investments overseas.

www.boi.go.th | (662) 553 8111 | foreign@boi.go.th 

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