Conventional long form: Kingdom of Thailand
Conventional short form: Thailand
Local long form: Ratcha Anachak Thai
Local short form: Prathet Thai
Former name: Siam
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Independence: traditional founding date 1238
National Anthem: "Phleng Chat Thai"
Thailand Flag Description:
The Thai flag has five horizontal bands of red on the top, white, blue (double width) in the middle, white, and red on the bottom.
The red color symbolizes the nation and the blood of life, white represents religion and the purity of Buddhism and blue stands for the monarchy.