Chanthaburi

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Chanthaburi, Thailand
Town
Chanthaburi City.jpg
Chanthaburi, Thailand is located in Thailand
Chanthaburi, Thailand
Chanthaburi, Thailand
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 12°36′31″N 102°16′14″E / 12.60861°N 102.27056°E / 12.60861; 102.27056
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Chanthaburi Province
Districts of Thailand Amphoe Mueang Chanthaburi
Elevation 30 ft (10 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 27,602

Chanthaburi (Thai: จันทบุรี (Pronunciation)) is a town (thesaban mueang) in the east of Thailand, on the banks of the Chanthaburi River. It is the capital of the Chanthaburi Province and the Mueang Chanthaburi district.

The town covers the two tambons Talat and Wat Mai of Mueang Chanthaburi district. As of 2005, the town has a population of 27,602. The town figures in the legacy of King Taksin. In 1981 the Thai cabinet passed a resolution to bestow on him the honorary title of the Great; the Bank of Thailand issued the 12th Series of banknotes, called The Great Series. The monument of King Taksin the Great in the town's Tungnachaey recreational park appears on the back of the 20-Baht note issued December 28, 1981,[1] the 214th anniversary of his coronation.


Climate[edit]

Chanthaburi has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am), with little variation in temperature throughout the year. Rainfall, however, varies dramatically by season; rainfall is light and infrequent in the short dry season (December to January), but the wet season (late April to October) features torrential rain. February, March and November are transitional months, during which significant rainfall may occur in some years, while in other years little rain falls.

Climate data for Chanthaburi (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
32.7
(90.9)
33.1
(91.6)
33.9
(93)
32.8
(91)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
31.8
(89.2)
32.23
(90.02)
Average low °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
23.0
(73.4)
24.0
(75.2)
24.8
(76.6)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.9
(76.8)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
23.1
(73.6)
21.4
(70.5)
23.83
(74.89)
Rainfall mm (inches) 18.7
(0.736)
36.4
(1.433)
71.9
(2.831)
125.2
(4.929)
392.5
(15.453)
512.6
(20.181)
483.2
(19.024)
497.2
(19.575)
497.6
(19.591)
297.6
(11.717)
54.5
(2.146)
6.8
(0.268)
2,994.2
(117.884)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 2 4 6 10 22 25 24 26 25 19 6 2 171
 % humidity 69 74 77 78 83 84 84 85 86 82 72 66 78.3
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the principal church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chanthaburi, is the largest church in Thailand.

Transportation[edit]

Route 3 (Sukhumvit Road) passes beside Chanthaburi and connects to city to Rayong, Pattaya, Chonburi, and Bangkok to the northwest and Trat to the southeast. Route 317 connects Chanthaburi to Sa Kaeo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wararat; Sumit (February 23, 2012). "The Great Series". Banknotes > History and Series of Banknotes > Banknotes, Series 12. Bank of Thailand. Retrieved June 7, 2013. "20 Baht Back - Notification Date November 2, 1981 Issue Date December 28, 1981" 

Coordinates: 12°36′31″N 102°06′14″E / 12.60861°N 102.10389°E / 12.60861; 102.10389