Wednesday, 19 December 2018

General Information

Location & Area

This coastal province on the Andaman seaboard is 814 kilometres south of Bangkok, covering an area of 4,709 sq.km. It adjoins Phang-nga and Surat Thani on the North; Trang and the Andaman Sea on the South; Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat on the East; and Phang-nga and the Andaman Sea on the West.

Climate

Due to the influence of the tropical monsoon, there are only two seasons in this province; the hot season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. Temperatures range between 17 °C and 37 °C.

Geography

Krabi's topography is mostly mountains and highlands alternated with plains in some parts. The provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands in the Andaman Sea. The sandy soil conditions are suitable for growing various agricultural products, particularly rubber trees, palms, coconuts, cashew nuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the city and joins the Andaman at Pak Nam Sub-district. There are several streams which originate from the province's highest mountain range, Khao Phanom Bencha.

Administration

Krabi is divided into 8 counties (amphoes) : Muang, Khao Phanom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Au Luek, Lam Thap and Nua Khlong.

Internet Access

Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.

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