Krabi:is a southern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country 's oldest history of continued settlement. Approximately 820 kilometres from Bangkok, Krabi's mountainous physical is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland, the provincial administration also covers more than 135 large and small islands in the Andaman Sea. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural produces, including rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the town and falls in to the Andaman Sea at Pak Nam sub district.
Size, Location & Boundaries
Krabi: is on the Andaman Sea coast of southwest Thailand between 7 ํ 30' and 8 ํ 30' north latitude, and 98 ํ 30' and 99 ํ 30' west longtitude, total area is 4,709 square kilometres bounded thus:
On the North: Lies Phang-nga Province and Surat Thani Provinces
On the South: Lies Trang province and Andaman Sea.
On the East: Lies Trang and Nakorn Sri Thammarat Provinces.
On the West: Lies Phang Nga Province and the Andaman Sea.
Present Day Government:
Krabi: is divided into eight districts: Muang (Krabi Town), Kao Panom, Klong Tom, Plai Praya, Koh Lanta, Ao Luk, Lam Tap, and Neua Klong.
Krabi's estimated population, as of 2004 was 377,954.
Krabi:'s mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands big and small in the Andaman. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural products, including: Rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the city and falls into the Andaman Sea at Tambol Pak Nam. There are other streams as well: The Klong Pakasai, the Klong Krabi Yai, and the Klong Krabi Noy, these have their source in the province's highest rang of mountains, the Kao Panom Benja.
Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon, providing the province with just two seasons, the hot season from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Monsoon winds which change according to season, blow from the southeast, the southwest, and the northeast. Temperatures for the year range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees. Celsius, yearly rainfall averages 2,586.5 millimetres.
Travel: Please see Krabi travel information page <Click here>