Chonburi (city)

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Chonburi
ชลบุรี
The Khao Khiao Massif rising behind Chonburi town
The Khao Khiao Massif rising behind Chonburi town
Chonburi is located in Thailand
Chonburi
Chonburi
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 13°21′40″N 100°59′6″E / 13.36111°N 100.98500°E / 13.36111; 100.98500
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Chonburi Province
District Amphoe Mueang Chonburi
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 180,000
Post code 20000
Geocode 2099
Website http://www.chonburicity.go.th/

Chonburi (Thai: ชลบุรี; IPA: [tɕʰōn būrīː]) is the capital of Chonburi Province and Mueang Chonburi District in Thailand. It is about 100 km southeast of Bangkok, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The name means "city of water". Chonburi, along with other areas along the coast to Pattaya, forms a conurbation known as the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area.

Chonburi has had town (thesaban mueang) status since 1935.[1]

Climate[edit]

Chonburi has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are fairly dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is hot with the average daily maximum at 35.2 °C (95.4 °F). The monsoon season runs from May through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.


Climate data for Chonburi (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
33.2
(91.8)
34.2
(93.6)
35.2
(95.4)
34.2
(93.6)
33.7
(92.7)
33.2
(91.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.6
(90.7)
32.7
(90.9)
32.8
(91)
32.4
(90.3)
33.32
(91.99)
Average low °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
24.0
(75.2)
25.5
(77.9)
26.6
(79.9)
26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
25.8
(78.4)
25.1
(77.2)
24.5
(76.1)
23.3
(73.9)
21.6
(70.9)
24.78
(76.59)
Rainfall mm (inches) 9.9
(0.39)
14.3
(0.563)
47.5
(1.87)
74.1
(2.917)
175.3
(6.902)
147.7
(5.815)
140.6
(5.535)
154.1
(6.067)
268.9
(10.587)
208.9
(8.224)
48.8
(1.921)
5.5
(0.217)
1,295.6
(51.008)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 3 4 8 14 14 15 18 20 17 6 1 121
 % humidity 66 70 71 71 75 74 74 75 79 78 69 63 72.1
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

The main road through Chonburi is Thailand Route 3, also known as Sukhumvit Road. To the northeast it connects to Bangkok and to south it connects to Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. Route 344 leads east to Klaeng (which is also on Route 3). Route 7 runs parallel to Route 3 but bypasses the densely populated coastal area, connecting to the beach resort city of Pattaya.

Tourism[edit]

A number of beaches and Khao Sam Muk hill by the Bangkok Bay seashore are important tourist attractions in Chonburi city.

Military[edit]

Unithai Shipyard will serve as the main facility to repair United States Navy ships in the Thailand area.[2]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 13°21′40″N 100°59′6″E / 13.36111°N 100.98500°E / 13.36111; 100.98500