Uttaradit

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This article is about the city in Thailand. For the province in northern Thailand, see Uttaradit Province.
Uttaradit
อุตรดิตถ์
Provincial Capital City
Nan River
Nan River in Uttraradit
Uttaradit is located in Thailand
Uttaradit
Uttaradit
Coordinates: 17°37′23″N 100°5′45″E / 17.62306°N 100.09583°E / 17.62306; 100.09583Coordinates: 17°37′23″N 100°5′45″E / 17.62306°N 100.09583°E / 17.62306; 100.09583
Country  Thailand
Province Uttaradit Province
Population (2005)
 • Total 36,313

Uttaradit (Thai pronunciation: [ʔùt.tā.rā.dìt]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in Thailand, capital of the Uttaradit province. The town covers the whole tambon Tha It of Mueang Uttaradit district. As of 2005 it has a population of 36,313.

During the Sukhothai era, Uttaradit rose to prominence when it marked the northern border of the kingdom.

Climate[edit]

Uttaradit has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with an average daily maximum of 38.2 °C (100.8 °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 Uttaradit
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.1
(98.8)
39.2
(102.6)
41.7
(107.1)
43.0
(109.4)
43.3
(109.9)
39.2
(102.6)
40.2
(104.4)
37.9
(100.2)
37.1
(98.8)
36.4
(97.5)
35.9
(96.6)
36.6
(97.9)
43.3
(109.9)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
34.5
(94.1)
36.8
(98.2)
38.2
(100.8)
35.8
(96.4)
33.6
(92.5)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
32.7
(90.9)
32.8
(91)
32.1
(89.8)
31.1
(88)
33.73
(92.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
26.1
(79)
28.9
(84)
31.0
(87.8)
29.9
(85.8)
28.7
(83.7)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.9
(82.2)
27.6
(81.7)
25.9
(78.6)
23.6
(74.5)
27.45
(81.42)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
18.2
(64.8)
21.0
(69.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.6
(76.3)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
23.7
(74.7)
22.8
(73)
20.2
(68.4)
17.0
(62.6)
21.66
(70.99)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
10.0
(50)
13.0
(55.4)
18.5
(65.3)
20.8
(69.4)
20.4
(68.7)
20.3
(68.5)
20.6
(69.1)
16.1
(61)
15.8
(60.4)
10.2
(50.4)
7.5
(45.5)
5.5
(41.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.31)
10
(0.39)
23
(0.91)
72
(2.83)
225
(8.86)
196
(7.72)
194
(7.64)
260
(10.24)
282
(11.1)
134
(5.28)
24
(0.94)
4
(0.16)
1,432
(56.38)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1 1 2 5 12 13 14 17 15 9 2 1 92
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

Transport[edit]

Uttaradit is served by a station on the State Railway of Thailand. Beside the railway, Uttaradit may be accessed by driving a car, or by riding a bus from Bus Terminal of Thailand. The nearest airport is at Phitsanulok.

Attractions[edit]

The Wat Tha Thanon temple in Uttaradit is home to a historic Luang Phor Phet Buddha image dating back to the thirteenth century.

Shopping[edit]

One of the largest stores within Uttaradit city limits is Lotus, which offers both food and household products, appliances, electronics, pharmacy, clothing and jewelry. The complex also hosts a small food court of local Thai cuisine and the Western food chains of KFC and Dunkin' Donuts. Outside the complex visitors can browse many tidy local vendors selling handbags, gadgets and shoes.

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