Si Racha

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This article is about the town in Thailand. For pages with similar names, see Si Racha (disambiguation).
Si Racha
Location of Si Racha on the Gulf of Thailand
Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930
Country Thailand
Province Chon Buri
 • Type Town municipality
 • Mayor Chatchai Timkrachang
 • Total 4.058 km2 (1.567 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 19,444
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
  Registered residents only
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)

Si Racha[2] (Thai: ศรีราชา; IPA: [sǐː rāː.tɕʰāː]) (alternatively: Sri Racha) is a subdistrict and town in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 120 km southeast of Bangkok located within Amphoe Si Racha in the province of Chon Buri. Si Racha is known for first producing the popular hot sauce Sriracha, which is named after the town.[citation needed]


The municipality was created as a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) in 1945.[3] In 1995 the subdistrict municipality was upgraded to a town municipality (thesaban mueang).[4]


  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. 
  2. ^ Note: An alternative spelling is Sri Racha. Si Racha is the official transcription of the Thai pronunciation attributable to the fact that the consonant cluster /sr/ doesn't occur natively in Thai speech [1].
  3. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลตำบลศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๘". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 62 (36 ก): 412–415. 1945-07-03. 
  4. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลเมืองศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๘". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 112 (40 ก): 45–48. 1995-09-24.