Prachinburi

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Prachinburi
Town
Prachinburi is located in Thailand
Prachinburi
Prachinburi
Coordinates: 14°03′24″N 101°22′26″E / 14.05667°N 101.37389°E / 14.05667; 101.37389
Country  Thailand
Provinces Prachinburi Province
Amphoe Mueang Prachinburi District
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2000) 25,157
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)

Prachinburi is a town (thesaban mueang) in central Thailand, capital of Prachinburi Province. It covers the entire tambon Na Mueang of the Mueang Prachinburi District. As of 2000, the population of the town was 25,157.[1]

Geography[edit]

Prachinburi is on the banks of the Prachin Buri River, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Bangkok. Most of the city's environs are flats alluvial plains, but the foothills of the Sankamphaeng Range begin to rise about 10 kilometres (6 mi) to the north.

Climate[edit]

Prachinburi 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 36.8 °C (98.2 °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 Prachinburi(1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.2
(91.8)
34.9
(94.8)
36.3
(97.3)
36.8
(98.2)
35.1
(95.2)
33.8
(92.8)
33.2
(91.8)
32.8
(91)
32.7
(90.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.2
(90)
33.87
(92.97)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
22.7
(72.9)
24.3
(75.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
25.2
(77.4)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
24.7
(76.5)
24.5
(76.1)
23.0
(73.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.84
(74.92)
Rainfall mm (inches) 7.7
(0.303)
15.8
(0.622)
49.9
(1.965)
118.0
(4.646)
231.0
(9.094)
223.5
(8.799)
271.9
(10.705)
358.5
(14.114)
349.4
(13.756)
160.9
(6.335)
31.7
(1.248)
5.0
(0.197)
1,823.3
(71.784)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 5 10 18 19 21 23 21 15 4 1 140
 % humidity 65 67 69 73 79 81 82 82 83 78 68 63 74.2
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

The main road through Prachinburi is Route 319. While Route 319 does not lead directly to other major centers, along with Route 33 it leads to Nakhon Nayok, and along with Routes 314 and 304 it leads to Bangkok.

Prachinburi is a station of the State Railway of Thailand's Eastern Line, 122 kilometres (76 mi) from Bangkok.

Prachinburi is served by the Khao E To Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thailand: Regions, Major Cities & Municipalities". CityPopulation.de. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Khao E To Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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