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Thailand: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Thailand – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Bangkok Location: Thailand lies on the Gulf of Thailand; it has borders with Burma, Laos, Kampuchea and Malaysia Area: 514,000 sq km National composition: Thais form the majority; there are sizeable Chinese and Lao minorities, and smaller groups of Burmans, Karen, Shan, Khmer, Vietnamese, Malays, Indians and others Religions: Buddhism, Islam Official language: Thai Currency: …

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Laos: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Laos – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Vientiane Location: Landlocked nation in south-eastern Asia, enclosed by China, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Thailand and Burma Area: 236,800 sq km National composition: Mostly Lao, with many small minority groups Religion: Buddhism Official language: Lao Currency: Kip = 100 ats Administrative divisions: 17 provinces and one prefecture Other major cities: Savannakhet, Pakse, Luang Prabang Highest elevation: Phu …

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Kampuchea (Cambodia): World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Kampuchea (Cambodia) – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic (called Democratic Kampuchea) Capital: Phnom Penh Location: In south-eastern Asia on the Gulf of Thailand, bordered by Vietnam, Laos and Thailand Area: 181,035 sq km National composition: Mostly Khmer; Chinese, Vietnamese, Lao minorities Religion: Buddhism Official language: Khmer Currency: Riel = 100 sen Administrative divisions: 24 provinces Other major cities: Battambang Chief river: Mekong Largest …

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Indonesia: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Indonesia - World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Jakarta Location: In south-eastern Asia; Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, consisting of more than 3,000 islands, the largest being Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi (Celebs), the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, Timor and Flores. The Indonesian part of Borneo is known as Kalimantan; the western part of New Guinea is called West Irian (Irian Jaya) Area: …

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Brunei: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Brunei – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy (Sultanate) Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan Location: North-west Borneo; Brunei is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sarawak Area: 5,765 sq km National composition: Malays, Chinese, Dayaks and others Official language: Malay Currency: Brunei dollar = 100 cents Administrative divisions: 4 districts Climate: Wet tropical Rain forests containing valuable hardwoods cover the interior of Brunei, which became an …

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Philippines: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Philippines – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Manila. The former capital Quezon City, near Manila, had a population of 1,166,000 in 1980 Location: The Philippines is an archipelago in the Pacific, consisting of more than 7,000 islands of which only about 800 are inhabited. The 11 largest islands (namely Luzon, Mindanao, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol and Masbate) represent more than 92% of the …

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Singapore: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Singapore – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Singapore Location: The island of Singapore and adjacent islands lie off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula Area: 581 sq km National composition: Chinese (78%), Malays (14%), Indians, Pakistanis and other minorities Official languages: Malay, Chinese, English, Tamil Currency: Singapore dollar = 100 cents Administrative divisions: 5 districts Climate: Wet equatorial The densely populated, …

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Malaysia: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Malaysia – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy (the Head of State is one of the rulers of the states in West Malaysia) Capital: Kuala Lumpur Location: West Malaysia consists of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Penang in the Indian Ocean; East Malaysia includes Sabah and Sarawak on northern Borneo. Malaysia has land borders with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei Area: 329,749 sq …

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Nepal: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Nepal – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Kathmandu Location: Central Himalayas; Nepal has borders with India to the south, east and west, and China to the north Area: 140,797 sq km National composition: Numerous hills clans, the largest being the Gurkhas Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism Official language: Nepali Currency: Nepali rupee = 100 paisa Highest elevation: Everest (Sagarmatha) in the Himalayas Chief rivers: …

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Vietnam: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Vietnam – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Hanoi Location: In south-western Asia, on the coast of South China Sea; Vietnam has borders with China, Laos and Kampuchea Area: 329,556 sq km National composition: Vietnamese (88%), Chinese and many other minorities Religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism Official language: Vietnamese Currency: Dong =100xu Administrative divisions: 58 provinces ( in Vietnamese: tỉnh), and there are 5 …

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