Flag of Thailand

Thailand Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTH, THA, 764
Official NameKingdom of Thailand
Government TypeConstitutional Monarchy
CurrencyThai Baht (THB)
Calling Code+66
Member OfUnited Nations, ASEAN, WTO, APEC
PopulationApproximately 69.8 million
Total Area513,120 km²
Highest PointDoi Inthanon (2,565 meters, 8,415 feet)
Lowest PointGulf of Thailand (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 7,806
Life Expectancy77 years
Internet TLD.th

Thailand National Anthem

Phleng Chat Thai (National Anthem of Thailand)

Thailand unites flesh and blood of Thais,
Nation of the people; belonging to the Thais in every respect.
Long has been our independence,
Because the Thais seek, and love, unity.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Thailand Flag

The national flag of Thailand, known as the “Thong Trairong,” meaning “Tri-Color Flag,” was adopted on September 28, 1917. It consists of five horizontal stripes in the color order of red, white, blue, white, and red, with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four.

The red stripes represent the nation and the blood of life, white symbolizes the purity of Buddhism, the predominant religion in Thailand, and blue stands for the monarchy, reflecting the enduring respect and loyalty of the Thai people towards their royal family.

The flag, as it appears today, was designed by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) during World War I. It replaced the earlier flag that featured a white elephant on a red field, as the king believed that the new design would be more modern and represent the country better on the international stage.

The flag has become a proud symbol of Thailand, embodying national pride, the cultural significance of its main religion, and respect for the monarchy. It is a symbol of unity and identity for the Thai people, representing their history, culture, and nationhood. The Thai national flag is raised at all government buildings, schools, and public places and is deeply respected throughout the country.