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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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Severe floods hit Thailand

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Since 5 April, heavy rainfall and strong winds have been affecting five Provinces in southern Thailand (Narathiwat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Phatthalung, and Chumphon) causing widespread floods and flash floods.

According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), approximately 108,500 people have been affected across 14 Districts of the Provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani.

Moderate rain with thunderstorms is forecast across most parts of southern Thailand.

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  108,500
      Affected Persons

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

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