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Narathiwat

Narathiwat
นราธิวาส
Thesaban mueang
Fishing Village in Narathiwat
Fishing Village in Narathiwat
Narathiwat is located in Thailand
Narathiwat
Narathiwat
Location in Thailand
Coordinates:
Country Thailand
Province Narathiwat Province
District Mueang Narathiwat District
Area
 • Total 7.50 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 40,521
 • Density 5,402/km2 (13,990/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Website http://www.naracity.go.th/

Narathiwat is a town (Thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand and capital of the Narathiwat Province. The town is located within the Mueang Narathiwat District and was established in 1936.[2] As of 2008, the population was 40,521.[1] It lies 1,141 km south of Bangkok.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Climate 2
  • Transportation 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography

Narathiwat is on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, by the Gulf of Thailand. The Bang Nara River flows through the town. The immediate vicinity of the town is flat or gently rolling, but there are hills both to the west and south.

Climate

Narathiwat has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Since Narathiwat is very close to the equator, there is little change in temperature during the year. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, but there is a drier season from February to April, and rainfall is particularly heavy in November and December.

Climate data for Narathiwat (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
30.8
(87.4)
31.9
(89.4)
33.2
(91.8)
33.4
(92.1)
33.3
(91.9)
32.8
(91)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
31.7
(89.1)
30.1
(86.2)
29.3
(84.7)
31.81
(89.24)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
24.1
(75.4)
24.3
(75.7)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.54
(74.37)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 101.6
(4)
53.7
(2.114)
117.4
(4.622)
72.8
(2.866)
142.1
(5.594)
123.2
(4.85)
134.0
(5.276)
158.3
(6.232)
182.7
(7.193)
254.4
(10.016)
554.9
(21.846)
562.5
(22.146)
2,457.6
(96.755)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 14 8 7 8 14 13 14 15 17 20 23 23 176
Average relative humidity (%) 82 81 81 80 81 80 81 81 82 83 87 85 82
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Transportation

Route 42, to the north, connects the town to Pattani and then to the Phetkasem Road (Route 4), which connects to Bangkok. Routes 4055 and 4056 lead southwest, in succession, to the Malaysia-Thailand Border at Su-ngai Kolok, while Route 4084 leads south to Tak Bai and then east via Route 4057 to Su-ngai Kolok.

The town is served by Narathiwat Airport, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) to the north.

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^

External links

  • Narathiwat travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • http://www.naracity.go.th/ Town website

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