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Thailand[a] officially the Kingdom thai Thailand and formerly known as Siam[b] is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. The capital and largest city is Bangkoka special administrative area.

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Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laosto the east by Laos and Cambodiato the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysiaand to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar.

Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia thai India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. It is a thai state. Although nominally the country is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracythe thai recent coupinestablished a de facto military dictatorship under a junta.

Tai peoples migrated from southwestern China to mainland Southeast Asia from the 11th century; the oldest known mention of their presence in the region by the exonym Thai dates to the 12th century.

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Documented European contact began in with a Portuguese diplomatic mission to Ayutthaya, one of the great powers in the thai. Ayutthaya reached its peak during cosmopolitan Narai 's reign —88gradually declining thereafter until being ultimately destroyed in in a war with Burma. Taksin r. He was succeeded in by Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke aisan massage porn. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, Siam faced pressure from France and the United Kingdom, including forced concessions of territory; nevertheless, it remained the only Southeast Asian country to avoid direct Western rule.

Following a bloodless revolution inSiam became a constitutional monarchy and changed its official name to "Thailand".