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Hat Yai is a city in southern Thailand close to the border to Malaysia. It is located at 7°1′N 100°28′E / 7.017°N 100.467°E . The estimated population of the city is around 157,359 (2008) in the core city and about 800,000 in the metropolitan area. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province and the biggest metropolitan area in Southern and second biggest metropolitan of Thailand, and is thus often mistaken as being the capital of the province. Songkhla is the capital and the administrative center. Hat Yai is a main business center of the country. It is considered as twin cities due to the close link with Songkhla and combinely called Greater Hatyai-Songkhla Metropolitan Area.

The name "Hat Yai" is a short version of "Ma Hat Yai", meaning big Ma Hat tree, a relative of jackfruits in genus Artocarpus. The city is a main transportation hub of Southern Thailand after the development of railway. As the biggest station in the south of the country, Hat Yai Railway Station is an international railway station. It has the capacity to handle more then 28 passenger trains per day. From which 26 trains are served by State Railway of Thailand and 2 trains served by KTMB of Malaysia. The city is also a main hub of local trains in Southern Thailand. In parallel to the railway system in the city, is the Asian highway 2. Asian highway 18 starts from Hat Yai and goes to the southern side along the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula. Hat Yai International Airport is 9 km from the downtown. There were international airlines serving to Hat Yai but these have been discontinued due to the economic and security problems but resumed on November 2009 by Tiger Airways to Singapore.

The city has a higher proportion of Islamic and ethnic Chinese citizens than other cities of comparable size in the northern regions of Thailand. The estimated population of the city is around 157,359 as 2008, rated 4th in the country after Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pak Kret.

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