Chaiyaphum

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Chaiyaphum
Chaiyaphum City Hall.jpg
Chaiyaphum is located in Thailand
Chaiyaphum
Chaiyaphum
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 15°48′20″N 102°01′52″E / 15.80556°N 102.03111°E / 15.80556; 102.03111
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe Amphoe Mueang Chaiyaphum
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 42,436[contradiction]

Chaiyaphum (Thai: ชัยภูมิ (Pronunciation)) is a town (thesaban mueang) in Northeastern Thailand, capital of Chaiyaphum province. As of 2006 it has a population of 37,490, and covers the full tambon Nai Mueang of Mueang Chaiyaphum district.

Geography[edit]

Chaiyaphum lies on the Khorat plateau at 185 metres (607 ft) above sea level. The land in the immediate vicinity of the city is quite flat, but the Phetchabun mountains rise to the west.

Climate[edit]

Chaiyaphum has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with the average daily maximum at 36.4 °C (97.5 °F). The monsoon season runs from late April through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.


Climate data for Chaiyaphum (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
33.6
(92.5)
35.7
(96.3)
36.4
(97.5)
34.6
(94.3)
33.5
(92.3)
32.9
(91.2)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.6
(88.9)
30.9
(87.6)
29.9
(85.8)
32.87
(91.16)
Average low °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
20.9
(69.6)
23.1
(73.6)
24.9
(76.8)
25.0
(77)
24.9
(76.8)
24.5
(76.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
23.4
(74.1)
21.2
(70.2)
18.5
(65.3)
22.78
(72.99)
Rainfall mm (inches) 4.5
(0.177)
14.3
(0.563)
51.3
(2.02)
92.6
(3.646)
140.2
(5.52)
137.6
(5.417)
110.4
(4.346)
196.2
(7.724)
230.0
(9.055)
137.0
(5.394)
19.0
(0.748)
4.1
(0.161)
1,137.2
(44.771)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 5 8 14 13 14 16 19 10 2 1 105
 % humidity 61 60 59 64 74 75 76 79 81 76 67 63 69.6
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Route 201 begins in Chum Phae, and runs past Chaiyaphum (without actually entering the town) to Mittraphap near Sikhio. Route 202 leads east to Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, and the border with Laos at Khemarat. Route 225 leads west to Nakhon Sawan.

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Coordinates: 15°48′20″N 102°01′52″E / 15.80556°N 102.03111°E / 15.80556; 102.03111