Nakhon Phanom

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Nakhon Phanom
Town
Nakhon Phanom is located in Thailand
Nakhon Phanom
Nakhon Phanom
Coordinates: 17°24′25″N 104°46′51″E / 17.40694°N 104.78083°E / 17.40694; 104.78083
Country  Thailand
Provinces Nakhon Phanom Province
Amphoe Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Phanom
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (2006) 27,591
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)

Nakhon Phanom is a town (thesaban mueang) in northeastern Thailand, capital of the Nakhon Phanom Province. The town covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang and Nong Saeng and parts of tambon At Samat and Nong Yat, all of Mueang Nakhon Phanom district. As of 2006 it has a population of 27,591.

Geography[edit]

Nakhon Phanom is located on the right (western) bank of the Mekong river, about 580 kilometres (360 mi) northeast from Bangkok. The Laotian town Thakhek lies on the other side of the Mekong. A 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long lake lies to the west of the city.

Climate[edit]

Nakhon Phanom has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is hot with the average daily maximum at 35.1 °C (95.2 °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 Nakhon Phanom (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
31.3
(88.3)
33.7
(92.7)
35.1
(95.2)
33.7
(92.7)
32.2
(90)
31.6
(88.9)
31.2
(88.2)
31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
30.6
(87.1)
28.8
(83.8)
31.76
(89.18)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
19.0
(66.2)
21.8
(71.2)
24.3
(75.7)
24.7
(76.5)
24.7
(76.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.3
(75.7)
23.9
(75)
22.4
(72.3)
19.4
(66.9)
16.2
(61.2)
21.79
(71.22)
Rainfall mm (inches) 3.0
(0.118)
31.0
(1.22)
60.1
(2.366)
101.1
(3.98)
257.1
(10.122)
409.5
(16.122)
503.0
(19.803)
580.3
(22.846)
290.2
(11.425)
97.0
(3.819)
9.7
(0.382)
4.8
(0.189)
2,346.8
(92.392)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 3 5 9 19 23 24 26 18 8 2 0 138
 % humidity 67 67 66 69 78 84 86 88 84 76 70 68 75.3
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Route 212 runs from Nong Khai along the Mekong River through Nakhon Phanom to Mukdahan, and then south to Ubon Ratchathani. Route 22 leads west through Sakon Nakhon to Udon Thani.

Nakhon Phanom is served by the Nakhon Phanom Airport, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the town.[1]

Education[edit]

The town is home to Nakhon Phanom University, formed in 2005 by the merger of several local schools including the former Nakhon Phanom Rajabhat University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nakhon Phanom Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 17°24′25″N 104°46′51″E / 17.40694°N 104.78083°E / 17.40694; 104.78083