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General Information about Thailand
A constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature, the parliament and the senate, form the system of government. The country comprises 76 provinces, called Changwat in Thai, which are subdivided into districts or amphoe, sub-districts or tambon, and villages or mu ban. Metropolitan Bangkok is administered by an elected governor; it is subdivided into 50 districts called khet in Thai.
Thailand’s national flag is composed of five horizontal bands of red, white and blue. The central blue band represents the monarchy and occupies one-third. It is flanked by two narrow bands of white which represent relgion and in toto equal one-third. They are flanked by two narrow, outer bands in red which represent the nation and in toto equal one-third. This tricolour was introduced by royal command of King Vijiravudh (Rama VI, 1910-1925) in 1917. It replaced a flag in which a white elephant was placed against a red background.
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