Suphan Buri

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Suphan Buri
สุพรรณบุรี
Town
Banharn Jamsai Tower
Banharn Jamsai Tower
Location in Suphan Buri Province
Location in Suphan Buri Province
Coordinates: 14°28′3″N 100°07′01″E / 14.46750°N 100.11694°E / 14.46750; 100.11694
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Suphan Buri
District Mueang Suphan Buri
Population (2006)
 • Total 26,656
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
This article is about the town Suphan Buri. For other uses, see Suphan Buri (disambiguation).

Suphan Buri (Thai pronunciation: [sù.pʰān būrīː]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in central Thailand, capital of the Suphan Buri Province. It covers the whole tambon Tha Philiang and parts of the tambon Rua Yai and Tha Rahat, all within the Mueang Suphan Buri District. As of 2006 it has a population of 26,656. The town is 101 km north-northwest of Bangkok.

Geography[edit]

Suphan Buri lies on the Tha Chin River (known locally as the Suphan River), at an elevation of 11 metres (36 ft). The surrounding area is low-lying and flat, with rice farms covering much of the land.

Climate[edit]

Suphan Buri has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are quite dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with the average daily maximum at 36.9 °C (98.4 °F). The monsoon season runs from May through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.

Climate data for Suphan Buri (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
33.9
(93)
35.5
(95.9)
37.0
(98.6)
35.7
(96.3)
34.6
(94.3)
34.1
(93.4)
34.0
(93.2)
33.4
(92.1)
32.3
(90.1)
31.5
(88.7)
30.8
(87.4)
33.74
(92.73)
Average low °C (°F) 20.5
(68.9)
22.6
(72.7)
24.2
(75.6)
25.6
(78.1)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.0
(77)
24.9
(76.8)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
22.8
(73)
20.0
(68)
23.85
(74.93)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 3.7
(0.146)
6.9
(0.272)
18.9
(0.744)
49.1
(1.933)
114.3
(4.5)
94.4
(3.717)
98.8
(3.89)
118.4
(4.661)
223.4
(8.795)
196.7
(7.744)
44.1
(1.736)
6.7
(0.264)
975.4
(38.402)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 1 2 5 12 13 15 16 19 13 4 1 102
Average relative humidity (%) 71 73 72 71 74 75 76 77 80 80 75 70 74.5
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Culture[edit]

Suphan Buri is the place where Luk thung Superstar Pumpuang Duangjan was buried and is sometimes called the Thai Nashville, since like Nashville it is an important center for the music industry.

Transportation[edit]

Suphan Buri is at the end of a 157 kilometres (98 mi) branch line of the State Railway of Thailand's southern line. The branch meets the main line at Nong Pla Duk Junction near Ban Pong.

Route 340 passes through Suphan Buri, leading north to Chai Nat and south to Bang Bua Phong. Route 321 leads west and then south to Nakhon Pathom. Route 329 leads east to Bang Pahan. Route 3195 leads north-east to Ang Thong.

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Coordinates: 14°28′3″N 100°07′01″E / 14.46750°N 100.11694°E / 14.46750; 100.11694