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The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. It has borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar (Burma), as well as having coastlines on the Gulf of Andaman and the Gulf of Thailand.
As of 2006, Thailand had an estimated population of 62,828,706. The capital and largest city in the country is as of Bangkok (Thai: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, or Krung Thep), which had a population of 5,705,061 as of 2007. Although Bangkok is by far the largest city in the country, there also ten other cities with populations of over 100,000.
Thailand is a newly industrialized country, and between 1985 and 1995 had the world's highest growth rate, averaging nearly 9% per year GDP growth. However, the Thai currency, the baht, came under pressure in 1997 (eventually triggering a wider Asian financial crisis), causing the currency to be substantially devalued and Thai economy to shrink by more than 10% in that single year. However the Thai economy did subsequently recover, in part due to a recovery program called "Thaksinomics" (named after Thaksin Shinawatra who was Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006).
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