Tak (town)

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Tak
Town
Ping River, Tak
Ping River, Tak
Tak is located in Thailand
Tak
Tak
Coordinates: 16°52′16″N 99°07′30″E / 16.87111°N 99.12500°E / 16.87111; 99.12500
Country  Thailand
Province Tak
Amphoe Mueang Tak
Area
 • Total 7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 19,900
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)

Tak is a town (thesaban mueang) in northwest Thailand, capital of the Tak Province and the Tak district. As of 2005 the town had a population of 19,900 and an area of 7.27 km². It covers the tambon Rahaeng, Nong Luang, Chiang Ngoen and Hua Diat. It is on the Ping River.

Geography[edit]

Tak is on the Ping River, which runs from north to south through the town. While the land to the east is fairly flat, the Tenasserim Hills and Dawna Range lie to the west.

Climate[edit]

Tak has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with the average daily maximum at 38.5 °C (101.3 °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 Tak (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
35.3
(95.5)
37.6
(99.7)
38.5
(101.3)
35.2
(95.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.5
(90.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
31.7
(89.1)
31.1
(88)
30.5
(86.9)
33.56
(92.41)
Average low °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
19.8
(67.6)
23.9
(75)
26.2
(79.2)
25.6
(78.1)
25.3
(77.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.2
(75.6)
23.0
(73.4)
20.5
(68.9)
17.0
(62.6)
22.7
(72.86)
Rainfall mm (inches) 2.1
(0.083)
8.7
(0.343)
12.1
(0.476)
57.6
(2.268)
174.9
(6.886)
127.8
(5.031)
87.7
(3.453)
115.8
(4.559)
215.5
(8.484)
199.2
(7.843)
54.6
(2.15)
5.1
(0.201)
1,061.1
(41.777)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 1 2 4 14 15 15 16 18 15 6 1 108
 % humidity 65 54 49 54 69 74 73 74 78 82 78 72 68.5
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

Route 105, through Mae Sot, forms one of two major transnational roads through the Tenasserim Hills to Burma. Route 1, also known as the Phahonyothin Road, passes through Tak. On the north side it leads to Lampang, Chiang Rai, and the border with Burma at Mae Sai. On the south side it leads to Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, and Bangkok. Route 12 leads east to Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Chum Phae, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, and the border with Laos at Mukdahan.

Tak is served by Tak Airport, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tak Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 16°52′16″N 99°07′30″E / 16.87111°N 99.12500°E / 16.87111; 99.12500