Chawang District

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Chawang

ฉวาง
Amphoe location in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Coordinates: 8°25′34″N 99°30′17″E / 8.42611°N 99.50472°E / 8.42611; 99.50472Coordinates: 8°25′34″N 99°30′17″E / 8.42611°N 99.50472°E / 8.42611; 99.50472
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Si Thammarat
SeatChawang
Area
 • Total528.2 km2 (203.9 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total65,787
 • Density124.5/km2 (322/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code80150
Geocode8004

Chawang (Thai: ฉวาง, pronounced [t͡ɕʰā.wǎːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Phipun, Lan Saka, Chang Klang, Na Bon, Thung Yai and Tham Phannara of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Wiang Sa of Surat Thani Province.

The east of the district is part of the Khao Luang National Park.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chawang (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.5
(99.5)
39.5
(103.1)
39.1
(102.4)
41.0
(105.8)
39.5
(103.1)
38.2
(100.8)
36.2
(97.2)
36.2
(97.2)
35.4
(95.7)
36.2
(97.2)
38.3
(100.9)
35.5
(95.9)
41.0
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 32.8
(91)
34.6
(94.3)
35.3
(95.5)
35.5
(95.9)
33.8
(92.8)
32.9
(91.2)
32.6
(90.7)
32.6
(90.7)
32.5
(90.5)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
33.1
(91.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81)
27.9
(82.2)
28.3
(82.9)
27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
25.9
(78.6)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
20.3
(68.5)
21.2
(70.2)
22.1
(71.8)
22.8
(73)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.4
(72.3)
21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
Record low °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
16.2
(61.2)
16.2
(61.2)
17.7
(63.9)
17.5
(63.5)
19.5
(67.1)
19.2
(66.6)
19.0
(66.2)
19.5
(67.1)
16.8
(62.2)
17.7
(63.9)
16.5
(61.7)
15.0
(59)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 38.4
(1.51)
39.0
(1.54)
116.9
(4.6)
105.4
(4.15)
206.2
(8.12)
187.8
(7.39)
192.1
(7.56)
220.0
(8.66)
243.0
(9.57)
221.6
(8.72)
203.9
(8.03)
120.6
(4.75)
1,894.9
(74.6)
Average rainy days 7.6 3.9 9.9 12.2 18.2 17.8 19.3 20.0 20.8 24.0 17.5 12.5 183.7
Average relative humidity (%) 80 75 76 79 84 85 86 85 86 87 87 84 83
Mean monthly sunshine hours 198.4 180.8 201.5 183.0 155.0 150.0 114.7 151.9 144.0 108.5 138.0 142.6 1,868.4
Mean daily sunshine hours 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.1 5.0 5.0 3.7 4.9 4.8 3.5 4.6 4.6 5.1
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[1]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 84 villages (muban). There are 3 subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Chan Di covers the whole tambon Chan Di, and Chawang and Mai Riang each cover parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Chawang ฉวาง 9 7,056
3. La-ai ละอาย 15 11,484
4. Na Wae นาแว 12 7,311
5. Mai Riang ไม้เรียง 10 7,769
6. Kabiat กะเปียด 3 3,960
7. Na Kacha นากะชะ 7 4,807
9. Huai Prik ห้วยปริก 7 6,177
10. Saira ไสหร้า 10 7,054
15. Na Khliang นาเขลียง 6 2,825
16. Chan Di จันดี 5 7,344
 Map of Tambon

Missing numbers are now part of the districts Tham Phannara and Chang Klang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 24. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 113. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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