What is the capital of Thailand?
|Full Country Name||Kingdom of Thailand|
|Local - Long||Ratcha Anachak Thai|
|Local - Short||Prathet Thai|
|Etymology- history of name||"Land of the Tai [People]"; the meaning of "tai" is uncertain, but may originally have meant "human beings" or "people"|
|Government Type||constitutional monarchy; note - interim military-affiliated government since May 2014|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||13 45 N, 100 31 E|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)|
|Independence||1238 (traditional founding date; never colonized)|
|National Holiday||Birthday of King PHUMIPHON (BHUMIBOL), 5 December (1927)|
|Constitution||many previous; interim constitution - replacing the 2007 permanent constitution - signed by the king 22 July 2014; first draft of new constitution completed 17 April 2015, rejected by drafting committee 6 September 2015; final draft completed by new drafting committee 29 March 2016, passed by referendum 7 August 2016|
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