Roi Et

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This article is about the town Roi Et, Thailand. For other uses, see Roi Et (disambiguation).
Roi Et
Town
Roi Et City Hall
Roi Et City Hall
Roi Et is located in Thailand
Roi Et
Roi Et
Coordinates: 16°3′11″N 103°39′4″E / 16.05306°N 103.65111°E / 16.05306; 103.65111
Country  Thailand
Provinces Roi Et Province
Amphoe Mueang Roi Et District
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2006) 34,229
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)
A very large gong at a Buddhist temple in Roi Et
Roi Et National Museum.jpg

Roi Et (Thai: ร้อยเอ็ด) is a town (thesaban mueang) in Northeastern Thailand, capital of the Roi Et Province. It covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang of Mueang Roi Et district. As of 2006 it has a population of 34,229.

Geography[edit]

Roi Et lies on a flat plain at about 150 metres (490 ft) above sea level.

Climate[edit]

Roi Et has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is hot with the average daily maximum at 35.7 °C (96.3 °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 Roi Et (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.3
(86.5)
32.6
(90.7)
34.7
(94.5)
35.7
(96.3)
34.2
(93.6)
33.1
(91.6)
32.4
(90.3)
31.7
(89.1)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88)
30.5
(86.9)
29.3
(84.7)
32.25
(90.06)
Average low °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
19.8
(67.6)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
23.0
(73.4)
20.1
(68.2)
17.3
(63.1)
22.45
(72.41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 3.6
(0.142)
19.2
(0.756)
41.2
(1.622)
75.9
(2.988)
186.1
(7.327)
223.5
(8.799)
195.9
(7.713)
252.2
(9.929)
219.8
(8.654)
107.3
(4.224)
15.2
(0.598)
2.1
(0.083)
1,342
(52.835)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 3 8 15 16 15 18 18 9 2 1 108
 % humidity 65 63 61 65 73 76 77 80 81 77 70 66 71.2
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Route 214 leads north to Kalasin and south to Kaset Wiset, Surin and Prasat. Route 2044 leads east to Phon Thong. Route 23 leads west to Maha Sarakham and Ban Phai, and east to Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani. Route 215 leads south to Suwannaphum and the border with Surin Province.

Roi Et is served by Roi Et Airport located to the north of the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Muang Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 16°03′11″N 103°39′4″E / 16.05306°N 103.65111°E / 16.05306; 103.65111