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
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 ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 20180
Geocode 2009

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

Geography[edit]

Khao Chi Chan, 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 are in Sattahip District, the largest of which is Ko Khram Yai. Many of the islands are 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 named Jang, who owned much land in Sattahip District. Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, a son of King Rama V, was sent to create a naval base at Sattahip. He thought it was perfect owing to the many small islands that protected it from 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 Ko Phra, Ko Yor, Ko Moo, Ko Taomo, Ko Nen, Ko Sanchalam, and Ko Bo.

The minor district (king amphoe) Sattahip was created on 1 April 1937 by separating the sub-districts Sattahip and Na Chom Thien from Bang Lamung District.[4] It was upgraded to a full district in 1953.[5]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (muban). There are three sub-district 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 a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.
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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