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 (2014)
 • Total 157,000
 • Density 412.7/km2 (1,069/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
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
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)
32.78
(91)
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)
24.23
(75.6)
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
(49.865)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 3 4 4 7 13 11 11 12 16 16 8 2 107
Average relative humidity (%) 72 75 76 76 77 77 77 78 81 82 74 69 76.2
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

History[edit]

The recorded history of Sattahip began with a civilian. Her name was “Jang” and she owned many lands in Sattahip district. When Abhakara Kiartivongse (son of King Rama 5) went to Sattahip, he wanted to set up a Royal Navy base. He thought this place was perfect to establish a navy base because there were a lot of small islands to protect the base from wind and sea waves. So, he begged Jang for an area around the sea. Jang consented to give the area to him. In addition, Satta (Thai: สัต) in Sattahip means seven and Hip (Thai: หีบ) means a box or barrier. So, Sattahip means seven barriers which are islands that protect the coast of Sattahip district. There are seven islands that obstruct the wind and sea waves  : Koh Phra, Koh Yor, Koh Moo, Koh Taomo, Koh Nen, Koh Sanchalam and Koh Bo. Sattahip has the largest navy port in Thailand. People can travel to Sattahip to see many ships in the port such as HTMS Chakri Naruebet, Pinklao Ship, Naresuan Ship, Tapi Ship, Chaopraya Ship, Rattanakosin Ship, Similan Ship, etc. Moreover, on children’s Day, people can go inside the HTMS Chakri Naruebet and see the weapons of the ship.

The minor district (King Amphoe) Sattahip was created effective April 1, 1937 by splitting off the two subdistricts Sattahip and Na Chom Thien from Bang Lamung District.[2] It was upgraded to a full district in 1953.[3]

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.

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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