Narathiwat

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Narathiwat
นราธิวาส
Town
เทศบาลเมืองนราธิวาส
Official seal of Narathiwat
Seal
Narathiwat is located in Thailand
Narathiwat
Narathiwat
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 6°25′N 101°49′E / 6.417°N 101.817°E / 6.417; 101.817
Country Thailand
Province Narathiwat
District Mueang Narathiwat
Government
 • Mayor Tanawit Chaiyanupong
Area
 • Total 7.50 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 40,521
 • Density 5,402/km2 (13,990/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Area code (+66) 73
Website naracity.go.th

Narathiwat (Thai: นราธิวาส, pronounced [nā.rāː.tʰí.wâːt]) is a town (Thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand and capital of the Narathiwat Province. The town is located within the Mueang Narathiwat District and was established in 1936.[2] As of 2008, the population was 40,521.[1] It lies 1,141 km south of Bangkok.

Geography

Narathiwat is on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, by the Gulf of Thailand. The Bang Nara River flows through the town. The immediate vicinity of the town is flat or gently rolling, but there are hills both to the west and south.

Climate

Narathiwat has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Since Narathiwat is very close to the equator, there is little change in temperature during the year. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, but there is a drier season from February to April, and rainfall is particularly heavy in November and December.

Climate data for Narathiwat (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.3
(91.9)
34.5
(94.1)
36.6
(97.9)
37.6
(99.7)
39.0
(102.2)
37.0
(98.6)
36.3
(97.3)
38.3
(100.9)
36.0
(96.8)
37.8
(100)
35.3
(95.5)
33.3
(91.9)
39.0
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
30.8
(87.4)
31.9
(89.4)
33.2
(91.8)
33.4
(92.1)
33.3
(91.9)
32.8
(91)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
31.7
(89.1)
30.1
(86.2)
29.3
(84.7)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79)
26.6
(79.9)
27.3
(81.1)
28.3
(82.9)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
26.9
(80.4)
26.3
(79.3)
25.9
(78.6)
27.1
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
24.1
(75.4)
24.3
(75.7)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.5
(74.3)
Record low °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
18.7
(65.7)
18.8
(65.8)
20.2
(68.4)
21.7
(71.1)
20.3
(68.5)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
21.0
(69.8)
21.5
(70.7)
21.0
(69.8)
19.0
(66.2)
18.7
(65.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 101.6
(4)
53.7
(2.114)
117.4
(4.622)
72.8
(2.866)
142.1
(5.594)
123.2
(4.85)
134.0
(5.276)
158.3
(6.232)
182.7
(7.193)
254.4
(10.016)
554.9
(21.846)
562.5
(22.146)
2,457.6
(96.756)
Average rainy days 13.2 6.9 8.4 8.0 12.2 12.1 13.0 14.6 16.7 19.2 22.9 21.5 168.7
Average relative humidity (%) 82 81 81 80 81 80 81 81 82 83 87 85 82
Mean monthly sunshine hours 145.7 166.7 186.0 183.0 151.9 147.0 151.9 151.9 108.0 111.6 105.0 108.5 1,717.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.7 5.9 6.0 6.1 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 4.7
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[3]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[4]

Transportation

Route 42, to the north, connects the town to Pattani and then to the Phetkasem Road (Route 4), which connects to Bangkok. Routes 4055 and 4056 lead south-west, in succession, to the Malaysia-Thailand Border at Su-ngai Kolok, while Route 4084 leads south to Tak Bai and then east via Route 4057 to Su-ngai Kolok.

The town is served by Narathiwat Airport, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) to the north.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลเมืองนราธิวาส จังหวัดนราธิวาส พุทธศักราช ๒๔๗๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 53 (0 ก): 824–827. 1936-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 26. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 128. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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Coordinates: 6°25′N 101°49′E / 6.417°N 101.817°E / 6.417; 101.817