Phetchabun

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Phetchabun
Town
Phetchabun is located in Thailand
Phetchabun
Phetchabun
Coordinates: 16°25′1″N 101°9′12″E / 16.41694°N 101.15333°E / 16.41694; 101.15333
Country  Thailand
Provinces Phetchabun Province
Amphoe Mueang Phetchabun District
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2005) 23,823
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)

Phetchabun is a town (thesaban mueang) in Thailand, capital of Phetchabun Province. It covers the tambon Nai Mueang of the Phetchabun district, along the Pa Sak River. As of 2005, it had a population of 23,823.

Etymology[edit]

From historical evidence, it is believed that Phetchabun was established by two kingdoms, the Sukhothai Kingdom and the Ayutthaya Period of the great King Narai. Initially the province was called "Phe-cha-buth" as "Phuenchapura"[clarification needed], which means "the town that grows plenty of crops", because the province is very fertile.

Geography[edit]

The Pa Sak River runs through the eastern side of Phetchabun from north to south. The town lies in a valley; the two ranges of the Phetchabun Mountains rise to both the east and west.

Climate[edit]

Phetchabun 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 37.2 °C (99.0 °F). The monsoon season runs from late April through early October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.

Climate data for Phetchabun
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.9
(102)
39.1
(102.4)
42.0
(107.6)
42.5
(108.5)
42.0
(107.6)
38.4
(101.1)
37.6
(99.7)
36.5
(97.7)
36.3
(97.3)
36.5
(97.7)
35.5
(95.9)
36.0
(96.8)
42.5
(108.5)
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
34.4
(93.9)
36.3
(97.3)
37.2
(99)
35.0
(95)
32.9
(91.2)
32.3
(90.1)
31.8
(89.2)
32.0
(89.6)
32.2
(90)
31.6
(88.9)
31.0
(87.8)
33.22
(91.78)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.1
(75.4)
26.7
(80.1)
29.0
(84.2)
30.3
(86.5)
29.2
(84.6)
28.3
(82.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
27.0
(80.6)
25.6
(78.1)
23.7
(74.7)
27.18
(80.94)
Average low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
18.9
(66)
21.8
(71.2)
24.1
(75.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.6
(74.5)
22.6
(72.7)
19.5
(67.1)
16.1
(61)
21.57
(70.82)
Record low °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
8.5
(47.3)
11.0
(51.8)
17.5
(63.5)
20.7
(69.3)
21.4
(70.5)
21.4
(70.5)
21.1
(70)
18.3
(64.9)
15.4
(59.7)
8.1
(46.6)
5.1
(41.2)
4
(39.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.28)
17
(0.67)
34
(1.34)
70
(2.76)
157
(6.18)
153
(6.02)
168
(6.61)
189
(7.44)
212
(8.35)
98
(3.86)
13
(0.51)
4
(0.16)
1,122
(44.18)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1 2 3 6 12 14 15 17 15 8 2 1 96
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

Transportation[edit]

The main road through the city is Route 21, from Lom Sak to the north through Phetchabun to Chai Badan and Saraburi.

Phetchabun is served by Phetchabun Airport, 29 kilometres (18 mi) to the north.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate Normals for Phetchabun". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Phetchabun Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 16°25′1″N 101°09′12″E / 16.41694°N 101.15333°E / 16.41694; 101.15333