Trang, Thailand

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Trang

ตรัง
City of Trang
เทศบาลนครตรัง
Trang City Hall
Trang City Hall
Official seal of Trang
Seal
Trang is located in Thailand
Trang
Trang
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 7°33′27″N 99°36′37″E / 7.55750°N 99.61028°E / 7.55750; 99.61028Coordinates: 7°33′27″N 99°36′37″E / 7.55750°N 99.61028°E / 7.55750; 99.61028
Country Thailand
ProvinceTrang
DistrictMueang Trang
Government
 • TypeCity Municipality
 • MayorApichit Winothai
Area
 • Total14.77 km2 (5.70 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total59,637
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area code(+66) 75
Websitetrangcity.go.th

Trang (Thai: ตรัง, pronounced [trāŋ]), also called Mueang Thap Thiang (เมืองทับเที่ยง), is the capital of Trang Province, Thailand. The city (thesaban nakhon) has a population of 59,637 (2005) and covers the whole tambon Thap Thiang of Mueang Trang district. Trang is 839 km south of Bangkok.[1]

Geography[edit]

Trang lies on the Trang River, roughly halfway between the Tenasserim Hills and the coast of the Andaman Sea.[2]

Climate[edit]

Trang has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). At just 8°N, the temperature in Trang is sees little variation throughout the year, although the pre-monsoon months from February to April are a little hotter in the daytime. The year is divided into a short dry season, from January to March, and a long wet season from April to December, with the heaviest rain in September. There is still some rain, however, in the dry season.

Climate data for Trang (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
40.0
(104)
40.5
(104.9)
40.3
(104.5)
39.0
(102.2)
36.8
(98.2)
35.6
(96.1)
35.7
(96.3)
36.5
(97.7)
35.6
(96.1)
35.0
(95)
34.8
(94.6)
40.5
(104.9)
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
34.4
(93.9)
35.3
(95.5)
35.2
(95.4)
33.6
(92.5)
32.8
(91)
32.3
(90.1)
32.2
(90)
31.9
(89.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
32.9
(91.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
27.6
(81.7)
28.1
(82.6)
28.3
(82.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.6
(79.9)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
27.1
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
23.0
(73.4)
22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73)
22.7
(72.9)
22.3
(72.1)
22.7
(72.9)
Record low °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
15.0
(59)
17.9
(64.2)
18.7
(65.7)
20.6
(69.1)
20.2
(68.4)
19.0
(66.2)
19.5
(67.1)
20.0
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
15.0
(59)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 32.5
(1.28)
20.8
(0.82)
83.4
(3.28)
139.7
(5.5)
217.5
(8.56)
201.1
(7.92)
258.5
(10.18)
275.1
(10.83)
305.1
(12.01)
285.5
(11.24)
203.9
(8.03)
125.4
(4.94)
2,148.5
(84.59)
Average rainy days 4.8 3.1 7.2 12.5 18.0 17.4 18.2 19.0 21.5 21.6 17.9 11.6 172.8
Average relative humidity (%) 75 72 74 79 84 85 86 85 87 88 86 81 82
Mean monthly sunshine hours 198.4 214.7 204.6 183.0 151.9 150.0 114.7 114.7 108.0 111.6 141.0 179.8 1,872.4
Mean daily sunshine hours 6.4 7.6 6.6 6.1 4.9 5.0 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.7 5.8 5.1
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[3]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[4]

Transportation[edit]

The main road through Trang is Phetkasem Road (Route 4), which connects the city to Phatthalung and the border with Malaysia to the south-east, and to Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket (via Route 402), Ranong, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, and Bangkok to the north.

Trang is on a branch (terminating at Kantang of the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand.

Trang is served by Trang Airport, seven km from the city.[5] Thai AirAsia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air provide services to Bangkok from Trang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance: Bangkok to Trang". Google Maps. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Trang". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 28–29. 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. 120. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Trang Airport". Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Thailand: Trang. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Trang travel guide from Wikivoyage