Krabi General Information
Krabi has perhaps the country's oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient coloured pictures, beads, pottery and
skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to homo sapiens since the period
25,000-35,000 B.C. in recorded times it was called the 'Ban Thai Samor', and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate,
the monkey for their standard, At that time, c. 1,200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula's east coast
better known today as Nakorn Sri Thammarat.
At the start of the Rattanakorsin period, about 200 years ago, When the capital was finally settled at Bangkok, an elephant kraal was established in
Krabi by order of Chao Phraya Nakorn (Noi), the governor of Nakhon Sri Thammarat, which was by then apart of the Thai kingdom. He sent his
vizier,the Phra Palad, to oversee this task, which was to ensure a regular supply of elephants for the larger town so followers many emigrated in
the step of the Phra Palad that soon Krabi had a large community inthree different borouhs : Pakasai, khlong Poh, and Pak Lao.
In 1872, King Chulalongkorn graciously elevated these to town status, called Krabi, a word that preserves in its. meaning the monkey symbolism of
the old standard. The town's first governor was Luang Thep Sena, though it continued a while as a dependency of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. This was
changed in 1875, when Krabi was raised to a fourth-level town in the old system of Thai government Adminictrators then reported directly to the
central government in Bangkok, and Krabi's history as a unique entiry, separate from the other provinces, had begun.
During the present reign. the corps of civil servants, the merchants, and the poputation of Krabi and nearby provinces together organized
construction of a royal residence at Laem Hang Nak Cape for presentation to her Majesty the Queen. This lies thirty kilometers to the west of Krabi
Town on the Andaman coast.
North : Connects with Phang-nga and Surat Thani Provinces.
South : Connects with Trang Provinces and the Andaman sea.
East : Connects with Trang and Nakhon Sri Thammarat Provinces.
West : Connects with Phang-nga Provinces and the Andaman sea.
From Krabi city to nearby provinces
Phang Nga 86 Kms.
Phuket 176 Kms.
Trang 131 Kms.
Phattalung 193 Kms.
Surat Thani 211 Kms.
Nakhon Sri Thammarat 233 Kms.
Satun 276 Kms.
From Krabi city to nearby Amphur
Ao Luk 43 Kms.
Plai Phraya 66 Kms.
Khao Panom 39 Kms.
Khlong Thom 42 Kms.
Ko Lanta 103 Kms.
Lam Thap 67 Kms.
Nua Khlong 17 Kms.
Krabi's mountainous physical geography is broken by nighlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than
130 islands big and mangrove and Cassia trees.
Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect. For a variety of agricultural product, including : Rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts, and coffee.
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 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 kilometers through the city and falls into the Andaman at Tambon 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 range of mountains, the Kao Panom Benja.
Krabi is divided into eight districts : Amphoe Muang (Krabi town), Kho Panom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luk, and Lam Thap and, Nhua
Krabi's estimated poputation, as of 31 March 2001, was 366,919.
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 millimeters.
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