Mueang District

District’s slogan

The center of ecological tourism, and quality agricultural products

District office’s address

Poramintharamakha Road, Tah Taphao Subdistrict, Mueang Chumphon District, 86000

Telephone number

0-7751-1214, 0-7750-3725

Fax number

0-7750-3725
History

The former names of Mueang Chumphon District are “Tha Taphao District”, “Mueang Chumphon” and “Baan Praderm” respectively. Under the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great of Sukhothai, during the years 1277-1317, the territory of the Sukhothai Kingdom expanded in all directions. In ancient records, the southern frontier towns of Sukhothai Kingdom were Suvarnabhumi, which were U-thong and Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. There was no record of the name “Chumphon” at that time. Hence, it is possible that Chumphon did not exist then. However, the law under the reign of King Rama I recorded the name “Chumphon”. Therefore, it is safe to say that Chumphon may have been established during the end of Ayutthaya era and the beginning of Rattanakosin era.

It is possible that Mueang Chumphon district has developed from subdistrict, district, and eventually city, but the exact time of each step of its development cannot be determined.

Geography

Mueang Chumphon District is located in center of Chumphon Province at the narrowest part of southern Thailand. Its total area is 748.39 square Kilometers which borders other districts as follows,

To the north

Tha Sae and Phathio Districts

To the south

Sawi District

To the east

The Gulf of Thailand

To the west

Kra Buri District (Ranong Province)
Geographical features

Mueang Chumphon District covers the area of 748.39 square kilometers. The central and eastern areas are wavy area and flatland which are suitable for agriculture. In the west of Mueang Chumphon District is mountain range. Tanao Sri Mountain Range is the source of three main water sources in the district, Ta Phao River, Chumphon Canal, and Wi Sai Canal which run eastwards into the sea. The central area which is the combination between wavy flatland and steep land is the agricultural area for fruits and perennial trees. In the east is flatland and lowland which is flooded every year.

Climate

Mueang Chumphon District is under the influence of southwest and northeast winds. As a result, there are 2 seasons in the districts, which are,

Summer It starts from February to May. During this season, the eastern coast of southern Thailand is under the influence of the northwest wind.

Rainy season It starts from June to January. During this season, the northeast wind moves from the Gulf of Thailand to Southern Thailand. When the highly humid air mass hits Tanao Sri Mountain Range, it causes heavy rain in the district’s area.