Trang, Thailand

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Trang
ตรัง
City Municipality
Trang City Hall
Trang City Hall
Trang is located in Thailand
Trang
Trang
Coordinates: 7°33′27″N 99°36′37″E / 7.55750°N 99.61028°E / 7.55750; 99.61028Coordinates: 7°33′27″N 99°36′37″E / 7.55750°N 99.61028°E / 7.55750; 99.61028
Country  Thailand
Province Trang Province
Amphoe Mueang Trang District
Population (2005)
 • Total 59,637
Time zone Thailand Standard Time (UTC+7)

Trang (Thai: ตรัง, IPA: [traŋ], also Mueang Thap Thiang เมืองทับเที่ยง) is the capital of Trang Province, Thailand. The city (thesaban nakhon) has a population of 59,637 (2005) and covers the whole tambon Thap Thiang of Mueang Trang district.

Geography[edit]

Trang lies on the Trang River, roughly halfway between the Tenasserim Hills and the coast of the Andaman Sea.

Climate[edit]

Trang has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). At just 8°N, the temperature in Trang is sees little variation throughout the year, although the pre-monsoon months from February to April are a little hotter in the daytime. The year is divided into a short dry season, from January to March, and a long wet season from April to December, with the heaviest rain in September. There is still some rain, however, in the dry season.

Climate data for Trang (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
34.4
(93.9)
35.3
(95.5)
35.2
(95.4)
33.6
(92.5)
32.8
(91)
32.3
(90.1)
32.2
(90)
31.9
(89.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
32.88
(91.18)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
23.0
(73.4)
22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73)
22.7
(72.9)
22.3
(72.1)
22.72
(72.88)
Rainfall mm (inches) 32.5
(1.28)
20.8
(0.819)
83.4
(3.283)
139.7
(5.5)
217.5
(8.563)
201.1
(7.917)
258.5
(10.177)
275.1
(10.831)
305.1
(12.012)
285.5
(11.24)
203.9
(8.028)
125.4
(4.937)
2,148.5
(84.587)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 5 3 5 12 20 19 19 19 22 22 19 11 176
 % humidity 75 72 74 79 84 85 86 85 87 88 86 81 81.8
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation[edit]

The main road through Trang is Phetkasem Road (Route 4), which connects the city to Phatthalung and the border with Malaysia to the south-east, and to Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket (via Route 402), Ranong, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, and Bangkok to the north.

Trang is on a branch (terminating at Kantang of the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand.

It is served by Trang Airport, located 7 km away.[1] Thailand AirAsia and Nok Air provide service to Bangkok from Trang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trang Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 8 February 2013.