Uttaradit

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This article is about the city in Thailand. For the province in northern Thailand, see Uttaradit Province.
Uttaradit
อุตรดิตถ์
Provincial Capital City
Nan River
Nan River in Uttraradit
Uttaradit is located in Thailand
Uttaradit
Uttaradit
Coordinates: 17°37′23″N 100°5′45″E / 17.62306°N 100.09583°E / 17.62306; 100.09583Coordinates: 17°37′23″N 100°5′45″E / 17.62306°N 100.09583°E / 17.62306; 100.09583
Country  Thailand
Province Uttaradit Province
Population (2005)
 • Total 36,313
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)

The original name of Muang district, Uttaradit, was Bang Pho. This district was under the control of Phi Chai district, Pitsanulok precinct. Later, it was established as Uttaradit Province and Bang Pho district became the capital district. It was changed to muang district recently. The district is the capital of the government, business, and the main economy of Uttaradit Province. Uttaradit is 483 km north of Bangkok.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district is surrounded by the following districts.

  • North – Den Chai district (Phrae Province) and Tah Pla district.
  • East – Tah Pla and Thong San Khan district.
  • South – Thong San Khan and Tron district.
  • West – Lab Lae district.

History[edit]

In the past, Muang district was called Bang Pho Tah It. It had rapid economic growth because it had a harbor for communication and trading. King Rama V ordered to move the capital from Phi Chai district to Muang district. Next, in the period of King Rama VI, Muang district had high growth, so the king ordered the incorporation of Muang district into Uttaradit Province.

Local administration[edit]

Muang Uttaradit district has 18 sub-districts as follows.

  • Muang Uttaradit municipality covers all of the Tah It district areas.
  • Baan Dhan Nah Kham municipality covers some of the Baan Dhan Na Kham district areas.
  • Wang Ka Phee municipality covers all of the Wang Ka Phee district areas.
  • Baan Koh municipality covers all of the Baan Koh district areas.
  • Pha Juk municipality covers all of the Pha Juk district areas.
  • Kung Ta Phao municipality covers all of the Kung Ta Phao district areas.
  • Nam Rit municipality covers all of the Nam Rit district areas.
  • Hard Kruad municipality covers all of the Hard Kruad district areas.
  • Pha Sao municipality covers all of the Pha Sao district areas.
  • Ngiew Ngam municipality covers all of the Nigew Ngam district areas.
  • Baan Dhan Na Kham sub-municipality covers outside of the Baan Dhan Na Kham district areas.
  • Wang Din sub-municipality covers all of the Wang Din sub-district areas.
  • San Tor sub-municipality covers all of the San Tor sub-district areas.
  • Hard Ngiew sub-municipality covers all of the Hard Ngiew sub-district areas.
  • Khun Fang sub-municipality covers a of the Khun Fang sub-district areas.
  • Tum Chalang sub-municipality covers all of the Tum Chang sub-district areas.
  • Tar Sao municipality covers all of the Tar Sao district areas.

Climate[edit]

Uttaradit has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with an average daily maximum of 38.2 °C (100.8 °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 Uttaradit
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.1
(98.8)
39.2
(102.6)
41.7
(107.1)
43.0
(109.4)
43.3
(109.9)
39.2
(102.6)
40.2
(104.4)
37.9
(100.2)
37.1
(98.8)
36.4
(97.5)
35.9
(96.6)
36.6
(97.9)
43.3
(109.9)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
34.5
(94.1)
36.8
(98.2)
38.2
(100.8)
35.8
(96.4)
33.6
(92.5)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
32.7
(90.9)
32.8
(91)
32.1
(89.8)
31.1
(88)
33.73
(92.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
26.1
(79)
28.9
(84)
31.0
(87.8)
29.9
(85.8)
28.7
(83.7)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.9
(82.2)
27.6
(81.7)
25.9
(78.6)
23.6
(74.5)
27.45
(81.42)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
18.2
(64.8)
21.0
(69.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.6
(76.3)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
23.7
(74.7)
22.8
(73)
20.2
(68.4)
17.0
(62.6)
21.66
(70.99)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
10.0
(50)
13.0
(55.4)
18.5
(65.3)
20.8
(69.4)
20.4
(68.7)
20.3
(68.5)
20.6
(69.1)
16.1
(61)
15.8
(60.4)
10.2
(50.4)
7.5
(45.5)
5.5
(41.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.31)
10
(0.39)
23
(0.91)
72
(2.83)
225
(8.86)
196
(7.72)
194
(7.64)
260
(10.24)
282
(11.1)
134
(5.28)
24
(0.94)
4
(0.16)
1,432
(56.38)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1 1 2 5 12 13 14 17 15 9 2 1 92
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[2]

Transport[edit]

Uttaradit is served by a station on the State Railway of Thailand. The nearest airport is at Phitsanulok.

Attractions[edit]

The Wat Tha Thanon temple in Uttaradit is home to a historic Luang Phor Phet Buddha image dating back to the 13th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangkok to Uttaradit". Google Maps. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Climate Normals for Uttaradit East". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 

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