Chalong, Phuket

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Chalong

ฉลอง
Location of Chalong in Mueang Phuket
Location of Chalong in Mueang Phuket
Coordinates: 7°50′23″N 98°20′43″E / 7.8396°N 98.3452°E / 7.8396; 98.3452Coordinates: 7°50′23″N 98°20′43″E / 7.8396°N 98.3452°E / 7.8396; 98.3452
CountryThailand
ProvincePhuket
DistrictMueang Phuket
Area
 • Total34.069 km2 (13.154 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total15,460
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal Code
83000 (Villages 1-5)
83100 (Villages 6-10)
Geocode830106

Chalong (Thai: ฉลอง) is a sub-district (tambon) in the southern portion of Phuket Province, Thailand. It is one of eight sub-districts in the capital district (amphoe mueang) Mueang Phuket.

Sights[edit]

Wat Chalong

The most important of the 29 Buddhist temples on Phuket is Wat Chalong (วัดฉลอง, วัดไชยธาราราม). It is dedicated to two monks, Luang Pho Chaem (หลวงพ่อแช่ม) and Luang Pho Chuang (หลวงพ่อช่วง), who with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured of a tin miners rebellion in 1876.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring tambons are (from south clockwise) Rawai, Karon, Patong, and Kathu of Kathu District and Wichit. To the southeast is Chalong Bay, with one of touristy beaches of the island.

Administration[edit]

The tambon is administered by a tambon administrative organization (TAO) created in 1995.[1] It is divided into 10 villages (muban).

  1. Khao Noi (เขาน้อย)
  2. Bon Suan (บนสวน)
  3. Pa Lai (ป่าไล่)
  4. Na Yai (นาใหญ่)
  5. Na Kok (นากก)
  6. Chalong (ฉลอง)
  7. Wat Mai (วัดใหม่)
  8. Khok Sai (โคกทราย)
  9. Khok Tanot (โคกโตนด)
  10. Yot Sane (ยอดเสน่ห์)

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Phuket (Station 48564, 07°53′N 98°24′E / 7.883°N 98.400°E / 7.883; 98.400, 1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.5
(95.9)
36.2
(97.2)
37.5
(99.5)
36.8
(98.2)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95)
34.0
(93.2)
34.5
(94.1)
33.3
(91.9)
33.9
(93)
33.4
(92.1)
33.5
(92.3)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
32.9
(91.2)
33.5
(92.3)
33.4
(92.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.6
(88.9)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
30.7
(87.3)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.9
(82.2)
28.7
(83.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.5
(85.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
27.8
(82)
27.9
(82.2)
27.3
(81.1)
27.4
(81.3)
27.5
(81.5)
27.6
(81.7)
28.1
(82.6)
Average low °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.1
(75.4)
Record low °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
17.1
(62.8)
18.5
(65.3)
21.1
(70)
20.7
(69.3)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
20.7
(69.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.0
(69.8)
19.8
(67.6)
17.2
(63)
17.1
(62.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29.8
(1.173)
20.9
(0.823)
49.1
(1.933)
121.9
(4.799)
319.4
(12.575)
268.9
(10.587)
290.5
(11.437)
272.6
(10.732)
399.0
(15.709)
309.6
(12.189)
175.7
(6.917)
59.4
(2.339)
2,316.8
(91.213)
Average rainy days 4 3 5 11 21 19 19 19 23 22 16 8 170
Mean monthly sunshine hours 286.2 271.5 282.3 247.9 188.5 139.5 172.6 174.1 143.2 179.8 197.1 244.3 2,527
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department,[2] Hong Kong Observatory [3]
Source #2: NOAA (sun, extremes)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง จัดตั้งองค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล (จำนวน ๖๑๘ แห่ง) (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 112 (พิเศษ 6 ง): 1–64. March 3, 1995.
  2. ^ "30 year Average (1961-1990) - PHUKET". Thai Meteorological Department. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  3. ^ "Climatological Normals of Phuket". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  4. ^ "PHUKET INTL AIRPORT 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 13 September 2012.

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