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Thailand Flag & Facts

Thailand Flag & Facts

Posted By: EF Published: 01/22/2017 Times Read: 1143 Comments: 0

Flag Facts: The Kingdom of Thailand

Population: 68,200,824

Government: Constitutional Monarchy (Note: interim military-affiliated government since 2014)

National Holiday: Birthday of King Phumiphon Bhumibol (December 5, 1927)

National Symbols: Garuda (mythical half-man, half-bird figure); the elephant.

Interesting Fact: Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a European country.

The flag of Thailand has five horizontal bands of red, white, and a wider band of blue. The thinner red band at the top of the flag is followed by a white band of equal width, a double width blue band, a second thin band of white and another red band at the bottom of the flag.

Red: The blood of life

White: Religion; The purity of Buddhism

Blue: The monarchy

Did you know…

The flag of Thailand is similar to the flag of Costa Rica but with the red and blue colors switched.

Source: The CIA World Factbook

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