Flag of Thailand

Flag of Thailand

The current flag of Thailand is known as trairanga, which means tricolor. Also, Thailand is sometimes called "the country of a white elephant" since the original flag carried in its center a symbol of elephant. However, the elephant has been in 1917, when the country entered the war, replaced by a blue stripe. Since then, the flag bears a red-white-blue tricolor which should have referred to solidarity with allies in the First World War, especially with France. The flag has not been changed since that time, it has stayed the same even after renaming the country from Siam to Thailand in 1939. The interpretation of colors on the flag is as follows: blue represents the monarchy, the white purity of the nation and Buddhism and the red stands for blood shed by the local population while fighting for freedom.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes TH, THA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Thailand
Capital city Bangkok
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Population 66 474 267 (2020)
Total area 513 120 km2
Highest point Doi Inthanon (2 565 m, 8 415 ft)
Lowest point Gulf of Thailand, Andaman Sea
GDP per capita $ 7 274 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Thai baht (฿, THB)
Calling code +66
Internet TLD .th, .ไทย

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