Geographic Areas: The population is mostly rural, concentrated in the rice growing areas of the central, northeastern, and northern regions. However, as Thailand continues to industrialize, its urban population - 31.1% of total population, principally in the Bangkok area is continually growing.
iv. Migration rates and patterns: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 populations (2006 EST.)
v. Ethnic groups: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
III. ECONOMIC STATISTICS AND ACTIVITY: 1 Thai Baht = 0.0273059164 U.S. dollars
a. Gross domestic product
i. TOTAL: 7104.2 billions of Baht
ii. RATE OF GROWTH: 4.4%
b. Personal income per capita: 66,037.1 millions of Baht
c. Average Family Income: 7,015 Baht/month
d. Distribution of Wealth: Ten percent of the Thailand population is still below the poverty line.
e. Minerals and resources: The natural resources for Thailand include: tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, and arable land.
f. Transportation: The modes of surface transportation for Thailand include: pipelines for transporting natural gas, railways, roadways, and waterways. The availability for the different modes is:
i. Pipelines for transporting natural gas: 3,112 km
ii. Pipelines for transporting refined products: 265 km
iii. Railways: 4, 071 km
iv. Roadways: 57,403 km