Rayong

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Rayong
Beach in Rayong
Beach in Rayong
Location in Rayong Province
Location in Rayong Province
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Rayong Province
Ampheo Amphoe Mueang Rayong
Population (2005)
 • Total 54,641
This article is about the city Rayong. For other uses, see Rayong (disambiguation).

Rayong[edit]

Rayong (Thai: ระยอง, pronounced [ra.jɔːŋ]) is a city (thesaban nakhon) located on the shore of the gulf of Thailand, in the east coast region of Thailand. It is the capital of Rayong Province, and covers the tambon Tha Pradu and Pak Nam and parts of tambon Choeng Noen and Noen Phra, all within Mueang Rayong district. As of 2005 the population was 54,641. Main industry is fishing, and it is the main producer of Thailand's fish sauce. It is also a center for the chemicals and auto industries. In 2012 Ford Motor Company opened an assembly plant in Rayong to expand Ford's presence in the ASEAN area, employing some 2,200 people.[1]

Coordinates: 12°40′27″N 101°16′44″E / 12.67417°N 101.27889°E / 12.67417; 101.27889

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Rayong (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
34.3
(93.7)
33.6
(92.5)
32.7
(90.9)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.0
(89.6)
32.61
(90.69)
Average low °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
24.5
(76.1)
26.2
(79.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
25.4
(77.7)
24.5
(76.1)
23.3
(73.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.03
(77.05)
Rainfall mm (inches) 20.7
(0.815)
36.5
(1.437)
70.3
(2.768)
81.6
(3.213)
198.6
(7.819)
165.1
(6.5)
171.8
(6.764)
132.3
(5.209)
255.2
(10.047)
194.4
(7.654)
50.8
(2)
5.9
(0.232)
1,383.2
(54.458)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 2 4 4 6 15 13 12 14 17 15 8 1 111
 % humidity 74 76 77 77 79 79 79 80 82 82 74 70 77.4
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

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