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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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Since mid-August, heavy to very heavy rainfall has been affecting 19 provinces of Thailand, affecting more than 63,100 people, as reported by the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet).

Authorities started operations for water releases from the Chao Phraya Dam in Sapphaya District (Chai Nat Province, central Thailand), and communities located close to the Chao Phraya and Noi Rivers have been advised to evacuate.

As of 22 August, the flood situation persists across eight provinces in Thailand (Mukdahan, Yasothon, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Mahasarakham, Prachinburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya).

On 22-23 August, heavy to locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over northern, eastern and south-western Thailand.

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

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