Si Racha

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Si Racha
Si Racha is located in Bay of Bangkok
Si Racha
Si Racha
Location of Si Racha on the Gulf of Thailand
Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930
Country Thailand
Province Chonburi
 • Type Town municipality
 • Mayor Chatchai Timkrachang
 • Total 4.058 km2 (1.567 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 19,444
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
  Registered residents only
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)

Si Racha[2] (Thai: ศรีราชา; pronounced [sǐː rāː.t͡ɕʰāː]) is a subdistrict and town in Thailand on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 120 km southeast of Bangkok in Amphoe Si Racha, Chonburi Province. Si Racha is known as the provenance of the popular hot sauce, Sriracha, which is named after the town.[3]


The municipality was created as a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) in 1945.[4] In 1995 the subdistrict municipality was upgraded to a town municipality (thesaban mueang).[5]


  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. 
  2. ^ Note: An alternative spelling is Sri Racha. Si Racha is the official transcription of the Thai pronunciation attributable to the fact that the consonant cluster /sr/ doesn't occur natively in Thai speech [1].
  3. ^ "The Original Sriracha". Bon Appétit. Condé Nast Publications. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  4. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลตำบลศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 62 (36 ก): 412–415. 1945-07-03. 
  5. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลเมืองศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 112 (40 ก): 45–48. 1995-09-24. 

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