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Surat Thani is a city in Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani, Surat Thani Province in the southern side of Thailand. It is the capital of the province Surat Thani. The estimated population of the city is around 128,179 (2009), and total area of the city is around 68.97 square kilometers. The population density of the city is 1,858.47 inhabitants per km². It is located close to the bank of the river Tapi on the Gulf of Thailand. The city has no significant tourist attractions, and is thus only known to tourists as a transfer to the close by Ko Samui Island. The city is a main regional commercial center, with a seaport dealing in the major products like rubber and coconuts. The city has got its name by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1915. The name of the city means City of Good People and name was given to the city due to the high devotion of the locals to Buddhism. Formerly the city was called Bandon, which means Village on higher ground.


In 1930 the city became a sanitary district and was upgraded to a town in 1935. The total area of the city was around 2.67 km² and the area of the municipality was enlarged to 6.95 km² in 1958. In 1994 the city was further enlarged to 68.97 km². Since 1969 it was the administrative center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Surat Thani, responsible for about 6000 Catholic Christians in southern Thailand.

Surat Thani is linked with Bangkok by the southern railway. There is a 31 kilometers Long Branch line from Ban Thung Phoe Junction to Kirirat Nikhom Railway Station too. Surat Thani Railway Station is the major station of province situated in Phunphin, about 15 km from downtown Surat Thani. Asian highway AH2 is a main highway passing through the city. Surat Thani International Airport is about 30 km from the city by road. Some ferries to Ko Samui are provided in the downtown, the major ferry pier is situated at Don Sak, 40 km eastern side, on the coast of Gulf of Thailand.

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