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Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin. ― Google

Capital: Bangkok

Dialing code: +66

Population: 69.63 million (2019) World Bank

King: Maha Vajiralongkorn

Currency: Thai baht

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting several parts of Thailand, in particular the Northeastern, Central, Eastern, and Souther Regions) since 9 September, causing flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.

The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports, as of 14 September, two fatalities - one in Mae Hong Son Province and another in Phitsanulok Province -, two damaged buildings and a total of approximately 26,500 affected people across 11 provinces throughout the aforementioned regions.

Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is still forecast over most of the country, except over the southern Thailand peninsula.

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Humanitarian Impact
  26,500
      Affected Persons
5,299
        Families
  2
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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