Satun

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This article is about the town Satun. For other uses, see Satun (disambiguation).
Kuden Mansion.jpg
River and village in Satun.jpg

Satun (Thai: สตูล) is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand, capital of the Satun Province. It covers the whole tambon Phiman of Mueang Satun district. As of 2005 it has a population of 21,498.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Satun (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
34.2
(93.6)
34.7
(94.5)
34.1
(93.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.58
(90.64)
Average low °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
23.6
(74.5)
24.1
(75.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.71
(74.68)
Rainfall mm (inches) 21.2
(0.835)
45.8
(1.803)
122.0
(4.803)
206.0
(8.11)
233.3
(9.185)
183.5
(7.224)
230.6
(9.079)
259.3
(10.209)
328.4
(12.929)
339.0
(13.346)
223.9
(8.815)
96.9
(3.815)
2,289.9
(90.153)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 2 3 9 15 19 15 17 17 22 22 18 8 167
 % humidity 70 69 73 79 82 82 82 83 84 85 82 76 78.9
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Satun is connected to Malaysian Langkawi island by direct ferry service.

Telecommunication[edit]

Satun hosts Thailand's landing points for optical fiber submarine communications cable Segment FEA (FLAG Europe Asia) of the 28,000-kilometer-long FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); and for the 49,000-kilometer-long SEA-ME-WE 3, which links regions of Southeast Asia to regions of the Middle East and Western Europe.

Coordinates: 6°36′53″N 100°4′5″E / 6.61472°N 100.06806°E / 6.61472; 100.06806