Si Racha District
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Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
|• Total||616.4 km2 (238.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||447.39/km2 (1,158.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
Si Racha (Thai: ศรีราชา; pronounced [sǐː rāː.t͡ɕʰāː]) is a district in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Its center is the town of Si Racha, on the Gulf of Thailand, about halfway between Chonburi and Pattaya.
Si Racha is in a heavily industrial zone consisting of manufacturing and shipping industries, supported by the port of Laem Chabang, 20th largest in the world. With Chonburi to the north and Pattaya, Bang Lamung township, Laem Chabang to the south, it forms the bulk of the economic zone of the eastern seaboard of Thailand, a fast-growing area that is second to only greater Bangkok in population and wealth. Due to its infrastructure, Laem Chabang and the eastern seaboard in general, is the nation's leading entrepôt.
The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 58 villages (muban). Si Racha itself has town (thesaban mueang) status and covers the complete tambon Si Ratcha. The city (thesaban nakhon) Laem Chabang covers the whole tambon Bueng, Surasak, Thung Sukhla and parts of Nong Kham, as well as parts of Bang Lamung of neighboring Bang Lamung District.
|1.||Si Racha||ศรีราชา||5.||Nong Kham||หนองขาม|
|3.||Thung Sukhla||ทุ่งสุขลา||7.||Bang Phra||บางพระ|
- 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 .
- Si Racha travel guide from Wikivoyage