Langsuan District

District’s slogan

Lang Suan, city of fruits, boat racing, durian stick, Som Dej Garden

District office’s address

Pracharat Road, Khan Ngern Subdistrict, Lang Suan District, Chumphon Province

Telephone number

0-7754-1009

Fax number

0-7754-4530
History

Lang Suan is an old city. The meaning of its name is unknown. However, Lang Suan is the area of fruit farms. Therefore, the Ministry of Transportation suggests that “Lang Suan” may come from “Rang Suan” or “Klang Suan”. In the year 1884, King Rama V raised the status of Lang Suan to be Chattawa city, directly subordinated to Bangkok, by which Pra Charoonrajphokhakarn (Khor Sim Tek of Ranong) became its first governor. On 13 September 1906-1916, King Rama V adjusted the national governance system, and divided the governance structure into central administration, provincial administration, and local administration (according to Local Administration Act, B.E. 2457). Then, the city’s name was changed from Mueang Lang Suan to be “Lang Suan Province”.

Later, the government rearranged the governance system, and changed Lang Suan Province to be a district integrated with Chumphon Province on 1 April 1932. Luang Prani Prachachon was the first district chief of Lang Suan District (in the modern age). In the year 1949, the Ministry of Interior classified the level of Thai districts, by which Lang Suan District was changed to be a First Class District, and Khun Phadung dan Sawan (Fung Rakrajkarn) became the first District Chief of the district. Since then, the status of the district has remained the same until now, and only the District Chiefs have changed.

Geography

Lang Suan District covers around 937 square kilometers, and borders other districts as follows,

To the north

Thung Tako District, Chumphon Province

To the south

Lamae District, Chumphon Province

To the east

The Gulf of Thailand

To the west

Phato District, Chumphon Province
Geographical features

Most areas are forestland and mountains. There are also flatlands at foothills and on riversides, but there are few wide lowlands. Most areas are suitable for agriculture, such as, fruit farms and rubber. Rice fields are quite rare, therefore, the rice products are inadequate for the domestic consumption. However, there are a lot of fruit products. In the mountainous areas are mixed deciduous forests.