Sattahip District

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Sattahip
สัตหีบ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 12°39′47″N 100°54′20″E / 12.66306°N 100.90556°E / 12.66306; 100.90556Coordinates: 12°39′47″N 100°54′20″E / 12.66306°N 100.90556°E / 12.66306; 100.90556
Country  Thailand
Province Chonburi
Seat Sattahip
Tambon 5
Area
 • Total 333.4 km2 (128.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 137,599
 • Density 412.7/km2 (1,069/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 20180
Geocode 2009

Sattahip (Thai: สัตหีบ; IPA: [sàt.tā.hìːp]) is a district (amphoe) in the province Chonburi, Thailand. It is located at the southern tip of the province, close to the tourism center Pattaya.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are Bang Lamung to the north, and Ban Chang of Rayong Province to the west. To the south and the east is the Gulf of Thailand. Several islands belong to the district, including Ko Khram Yai.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sattahip (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.7
(90.9)
33.7
(92.7)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.8
(92.8)
32.7
(90.9)
32.4
(90.3)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.3
(90.1)
32.78
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 21.0
(69.8)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
24.8
(76.6)
23.8
(74.8)
22.4
(72.3)
20.6
(69.1)
24.23
(75.6)
Rainfall mm (inches) 25.6
(1.008)
19.4
(0.764)
58.8
(2.315)
78.9
(3.106)
171.9
(6.768)
130.1
(5.122)
107.5
(4.232)
109.0
(4.291)
219.0
(8.622)
259.8
(10.228)
76.1
(2.996)
10.5
(0.413)
1,266.6
(49.865)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 3 4 4 7 13 11 11 12 16 16 8 2 107
 % humidity 72 75 76 76 77 77 77 78 81 82 74 69 76.2
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) Sattahip was created effective April 1, 1937 by splitting off the two subdistrict Sattahip and Na Chom Thian from Bang Lamung district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district in 1953.[2]

Places[edit]

The Juksamet Port of Sattahip is one of the few deep-water ports of Thailand. Also the Sattahip Naval Base is the largest base of the Royal Thai Navy and is home to the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, the Navy's sole aircraft carrier.

The Ban Sattahip Air Base (U-Tapao International Airport) was used extensively by the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. The Sattahip Naval Base was the site of the 20th World Scout Jamboree in December 2002/January 2003.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (muban). There are three subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Sattahip, Na Chom Thian and Bang Sare. Sattahip covers parts of tambon Sattahip and Phlu Ta Luang, Na Chom Thian and Bang Sare each parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
1. Sattahip สัตหีบ 09 72,715
2. Na Chom Thian นาจอมเทียน 09 11,555
3. Phlu Ta Luang พลูตาหลวง 08 30,355
4. Bang Sare บางเสร่ 11 16,942
5. Samaesan แสมสาร 04 06,032

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