Sattahip District

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Sattahip
สัตหีบ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 12°39′47″N 100°54′20″E / 12.66306°N 100.90556°E / 12.66306; 100.90556Coordinates: 12°39′47″N 100°54′20″E / 12.66306°N 100.90556°E / 12.66306; 100.90556
Country  Thailand
Province Chonburi
Seat Sattahip
Tambon 5
Area
 • Total 348.122 km2 (134.411 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 159,395
 • Density 457.87/km2 (1,185.9/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 20180
Geocode 2009

Sattahip (Thai: สัตหีบ; IPA: [sàt.tā.hìːp]) is a district (amphoe) in the province Chonburi, Thailand. It is located at the southern tip of the provinceand at the eastern side of Bangkok.In 2014, this district had a population of 157,000 in an area of 348,122 km2.

Geography[edit]

Khao Chi Chan in Amphoe Sattahip.

Neighboring districts are Bang Lamung to the north, and Ban Chang of Rayong Province to the west. To the south and the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

Islands[edit]

Several islands belong to Sattahip district, the largest of which is Ko Khram Yai. Many of the islands are located in Sattahip Bay (อ่าวสัตหีบ).[1]

Name Thai Name Location Coordinates
Ko Khram เกาะคราม Ko Khram group 12°42′N 100°47′E / 12.70°N 100.79°E / 12.70; 100.79
Ko Klet Kaeo เกาะเกล็ดแก้ว Ko Khram group 12°45′40″N 100°50′42″E / 12.761°N 100.845°E / 12.761; 100.845
Ko Khram Noi เกาะครามน้อย Ko Khram group 12°43′37″N 100°47′53″E / 12.727°N 100.798°E / 12.727; 100.798
Ko I Ra เกาะอีร้า Ko Khram group 12°40′34″N 100°49′23″E / 12.676°N 100.823°E / 12.676; 100.823
Ko Tao Mo เกาะเตาหม้อ Sattahip Bay group 12°38′17″N 100°52′13″E / 12.63806°N 100.87028°E / 12.63806; 100.87028
Ko Phra เกาะพระ Sattahip Bay group 12°38′37″N 100°53′17″E / 12.64361°N 100.88806°E / 12.64361; 100.88806
Ko Phra Noi เกาะพระน้อย Sattahip Bay group 12°38′46″N 100°53′15″E / 12.64611°N 100.88750°E / 12.64611; 100.88750
Ko I Lao เกาะอีเลา Sattahip Bay group 12°36′42″N 100°52′32″E / 12.61167°N 100.87556°E / 12.61167; 100.87556
Ko Yo เกาะยอ Sattahip Bay group 12°36′59″N 100°52′52″E / 12.61639°N 100.88111°E / 12.61639; 100.88111
Ko Mu เกาะหมู Sattahip Bay group 12°37′26″N 100°54′3″E / 12.62389°N 100.90083°E / 12.62389; 100.90083
Ko Maeo เกาะแมว Sattahip Bay group 12°36′40″N 100°53′21″E / 12.61111°N 100.88917°E / 12.61111; 100.88917
Ko Nang Ram เกาะนางรำ Sattahip Bay group 12°36′59″N 100°56′3″E / 12.61639°N 100.93417°E / 12.61639; 100.93417
Ko Chorakhe เกาะจระเข้ Sattahip Bay group 12°36′12″N 100°55′0″E / 12.60333°N 100.91667°E / 12.60333; 100.91667
Ko Samae San เกาะแสมสาร Ko Samae San group 12°34′23″N 100°57′00″E / 12.573°N 100.95°E / 12.573; 100.95
Ko Kham เกาะขาม Ko Samae San group 12°34′23″N 100°56′02″E / 12.573°N 100.934°E / 12.573; 100.934
Ko Raet เกาะแรด Ko Samae San group 12°35′06″N 100°57′50″E / 12.585°N 100.964°E / 12.585; 100.964
Ko Chang Kluea Ko Samae San group 12°33′00″N 100°58′16″E / 12.550°N 100.971°E / 12.550; 100.971
Ko Chuang เกาะช่วง Ko Samae San group 12°31′12″N 100°57′36″E / 12.520°N 100.96°E / 12.520; 100.96
Ko Chan เกาะจาน Ko Samae San group 12°31′16″N 100°58′12″E / 12.521°N 100.970°E / 12.521; 100.970
Ko Rong Nang เกาะโรงหนัง Ko Samae San group 12°32′04″N 100°57′31″E / 12.53437°N 100.95870°E / 12.53437; 100.95870
Ko Rong Khon เกาะโรงโขน Ko Samae San group 12°31′54″N 100°57′35″E / 12.53169°N 100.95972°E / 12.53169; 100.95972

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sattahip (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
37.8
(100)
37.2
(99)
38.7
(101.7)
37.5
(99.5)
37.0
(98.6)
37.2
(99)
36.2
(97.2)
36.2
(97.2)
36.5
(97.7)
36.4
(97.5)
38.7
(101.7)
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32.2
(90)
32.7
(90.9)
33.7
(92.7)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.8
(92.8)
32.7
(90.9)
32.4
(90.3)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.3
(90.1)
32.7
(90.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
29.8
(85.6)
29.6
(85.3)
29.4
(84.9)
28.9
(84)
28.8
(83.8)
28.1
(82.6)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.0
(78.8)
28.1
(82.6)
Average low °C (°F) 21.0
(69.8)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
24.8
(76.6)
23.8
(74.8)
22.4
(72.3)
20.6
(69.1)
24.2
(75.6)
Record low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
16.0
(60.8)
16.5
(61.7)
10.0
(50)
21.7
(71.1)
21.7
(71.1)
19.1
(66.4)
19.8
(67.6)
21.5
(70.7)
18.0
(64.4)
15.9
(60.6)
11.2
(52.2)
10.0
(50)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 25.6
(1.008)
19.4
(0.764)
58.8
(2.315)
78.9
(3.106)
171.9
(6.768)
130.1
(5.122)
107.5
(4.232)
109.0
(4.291)
219.0
(8.622)
259.8
(10.228)
76.1
(2.996)
10.5
(0.413)
1,266.6
(49.866)
Average rainy days 2.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 12.4 12.9 12.5 13.6 17.1 17.4 6.4 1.5 110.2
Average relative humidity (%) 72 75 76 76 77 77 77 78 81 82 74 69 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 195.3 180.8 186.0 186.0 117.8 114.0 117.8 58.9 108.0 108.5 171.0 192.2 1,736.3
Mean daily sunshine hours 6.3 6.4 6.0 6.2 3.8 3.8 3.8 1.9 3.6 3.5 5.7 6.2 4.8
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[2]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[3]

History[edit]

The recorded history of Sattahip begins with a woman name was Jang, who owned much land in Sattahip district. Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, a son of King Rama 5, was sent to create a Royal Navy base at Sattahip. He felt it was perfect because of the many small islands that protected it from the wind and waves. He ask Jang for land on the seacoast, and she donated the area the prince needed.

In Thai, satta (Thai: สัต) means seven, while hip (Thai: หีบ) means a box or a barrier. Thus Sattahip means the seven barriers, which are the islands that protect the coast of the district. These islands are Koh Phra, Koh Yor, Koh Moo, Koh Taomo, Koh Nen, Koh Sanchalam, and Koh Bo. Sattahip is the largest navy base in Thailand. People can usually see many ships at anchor, including the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, the Pinklao, the Naresuan, the Tapi, the Chaopraya, the Rattanakosin, the Similan, and others. On National Children’s Day visitors may go on board the HTMS Chakri Naruebet for a guided tour of the warship.

The minor district (King Amphoe) Sattahip was created on April 1, 1937 by separting the subdistricts Sattahip and Na Chom Thien from Bang Lamung District.[4] It was upgraded to a full district in 1953.[5]

Places[edit]

The Juksamet Port of Sattahip is one of the few deep-water ports of Thailand. Also the Sattahip Naval Base is the largest base of the Royal Thai Navy and is home to the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, the Navy's sole aircraft carrier.

The Ban Sattahip Air Base (U-Tapao International Airport) was used extensively by the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. The Sattahip Naval Base was the site of the 20th World Scout Jamboree in December 2002/January 2003.

RamaYana Water Park, with a total size of more than 18 ha (45 acres / 102 Rai), is one of Asia’s biggest waterparks, was opened in May 2016. The park, which is designed as a modern waterpark built on an antique Asian city, offers 21 water slides, and some of them unique1, 2 dedicated children’s zones, a 600m long lazy river and a double wave pool with a 150m wide beach as well as relaxation and activity pools. The park, which is located 20 km south of Pattaya City, close to the big Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan) and next to Silver Lake Vineyard, has natural lakes and islands in and around the park, and also includes attractions like a floating market, real elephants or a maze.

Nong Nuch Garden is a place in Na Chomthien subdistrict. Nong Nuch Garden has many types of gardens, for example, flowerpot doll garden, French style garden, Bonsai garden, Orchid garden, and Puttharaksa garden. Moreover, Nong Nuch Garden has a restaurant, resort, a mini zoo and a Thai culture theater.

Sattahip Navy Stadium is a place where people go to exercise. There is a football stadium of the Rajnavy football club in Sattahip.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (muban). There are three subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Sattahip, Na Chom Thian and Bang Sare. Sattahip covers parts of tambon Sattahip and Phlu Ta Luang, Na Chom Thian and Bang Sare each parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
1. Sattahip สัตหีบ 09 72,715
2. Na Chom Thian นาจอมเทียน 09 11,555
3. Phlu Ta Luang พลูตาหลวง 08 30,355
4. Bang Sare บางเสร่ 11 16,942
5. Samaesan แสมสาร 04 06,032

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