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Si Racha[2] (Thai: ศรีราชา, pronounced [sǐː rāːt͡ɕʰāː]) is a subdistrict and town in Thailand on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 120 km southeast of Bangkok in Si Racha District, Chonburi Province. Si Racha is known as the provenance of the popular hot sauce, Sriracha, which is named after the town.[3]

Si Racha

ศรีราชา
Sirachaskyline.jpg
Si Racha is located in Bay of Bangkok
Si Racha
Si Racha
Location of Si Racha on the Gulf of Thailand
Si Racha is located in Thailand
Si Racha
Si Racha
Si Racha (Thailand)
Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930Coordinates: 13°10′26″N 100°55′48″E / 13.174°N 100.930°E / 13.174; 100.930
CountryThailand
ProvinceChonburi
DistrictSi Racha District
Government
 • TypeTown municipality
 • MayorChatchai Timkrachang
Area
 • Total4.058 km2 (1.567 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)[1]
 • Total19,444
 • Density4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 Registered residents only
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)

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HistoryEdit

The municipality was created as a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) in 1945.[4] In 1995, the subdistrict municipality was upgraded to a town municipality (thesaban mueang).[5]

EducationEdit

The Thai-Japanese Association School Sriracha, a Japanese international school, is in Si Racha. It is an affiliate of the Thai-Japanese Association School in Bangkok.[6] Si Racha formerly housed the Sriracha-Pattaya Japanese Supplement School, a Japanese weekend school.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ Note: An alternative spelling is Sri Racha. Si Racha is the official transcription of the Thai pronunciation attributable to the fact that the consonant cluster /sr/ doesn't occur natively in Thai speech [1].
  3. ^ "The Original Sriracha". Bon Appétit. Condé Nast Publications. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  4. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลตำบลศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 62 (36 ก): 412–415. 1945-07-03.
  5. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลเมืองศรีราชา จังหวัดชลบุรี พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 112 (40 ก): 45–48. 1995-09-24.
  6. ^ "学校案内 シラチャ校アクセス ." Thai Japanese Association School. Retrieved on 9 January 2018. "312/10 Moo 5, Surasak, Sriracha, Chonburi 20110, THAILAND"
  7. ^ "アジアの補習授業校一覧" (). MEXT. January 2, 2003. Retrieved on January 12, 2018. "シラチヤ・パタヤ SRIRAOHA [sic]・PATTAYA JAPANESE SUPPLEMENT SCHOOL 53 SRIRACHA NAKHON SOI I, SUKHUMNT ROAD CHONBURI"

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