A common question that travelers have when planning a trip to a foreign country is “how big is X country in comparison to where I’m from?” Well, let us show you just how big Thailand is when compared to the United States and some other key countries/regions around the world. Of course, travelers should also consider that transportation infrastructures vary greatly amongst countries, and just because it’s possible to cover a certain distance in one’s own country doesn’t mean that travelers should expect to cover the same ground in Thailand.
Thailand is 513,120 square kilometers or 198,115 square miles
That’s 1.2 times larger than California (423,970 square kilometers)
A bit smaller than Texas (696,241 square kilometers) which is 1.35 times larger than Thailand
1.35 times larger than Japan (377,944 square kilometers)
1.4 times larger than Germany (357,021 square kilometers)
2.1 times larger than the United Kingdom (243,610 square kilometers)
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