Trang, Thailand

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Trang
ตรัง
City Municipality
Trang City Hall
Trang City Hall
Trang is located in Thailand
Trang
Trang
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
Province Trang Province
Amphoe Mueang Trang District
Population (2005)
 • Total 59,637
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)

Trang (Thai: ตรัง, IPA: [traŋ], also 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
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)
32.88
(91.18)
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)
22.72
(72.88)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 32.5
(1.28)
20.8
(0.819)
83.4
(3.283)
139.7
(5.5)
217.5
(8.563)
201.1
(7.917)
258.5
(10.177)
275.1
(10.831)
305.1
(12.012)
285.5
(11.24)
203.9
(8.028)
125.4
(4.937)
2,148.5
(84.587)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 5 3 5 12 20 19 19 19 22 22 19 11 176
Average relative humidity (%) 75 72 74 79 84 85 86 85 87 88 86 81 81.8
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

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 southeast, 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.[3] Thailand AirAsia and Nok Air provide service to Bangkok from Trang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance: Bangkok to Trang". Google Maps. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Trang". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Trang Airport". Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Thailand: Trang. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Trang travel guide from Wikivoyage