Thailand is found in Southeast Asia. Thailand borders the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. The country shares land boundaries with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Northeast Thailand is prone to droughts because it is located in the rainshadow of Indochina's mountains.


Population: 68.2 million
Ethnic Groups: Thai (97.5%), Burmese (1.3%), Other (1.1%), Unspecified (<0.1%)
Languages: Thai (Official) (90.7%), Burmese (1.3%), Other (8%)
Religions: Buddhist (Official) (94.6%), Muslim (4.3%), Christian (1%), Other (<0.1%), None (<0.1%)
Capital: Bangkok
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 11, 2017

Thai in Toronto

Thai Population:
In Canada: 19,010
In the GTA: 3,390
In Toronto: 1,795

Approximately two-thirds of people in Thailand live in rural areas, but this number is decreasing. Thailand's standard of living is slightly better than the average country in the world, and people in the middle class are able to afford things like televisions, stereos, and DVDs. Although the country is rapidly developing, it faces a number of social problems that must be dealt with. Buddhism is a part of the Thai national identity; it is a part of every level of society and culture. Buddhist temples were once the primary source of both religious and secular knowledge, but Thailand transitioned to Western-style education in the early 1900s. Freedom of religion is guaranteed, but new religious groups will only have legal recognition if they fall under a government-recognized umbrella network.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Churches in the GTA

Thai Christian Church of Canada
650 McNicoll Avenue
at Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church
Toronto, ON
M2H 2E1
Phone: 416-786-5546

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