General Information

Administration

Chumphon is divided into 8 districts, 70 subdistricts, 736 villages, 25 municipalities (2 town municipalities, 13 subdistrict municipalities), 53 district administration organizations. The governance and administrations are divided into 3 forms, which are

  • The central administration comprises 95 governmental agencies subordinate to the central Ministries whose offices are located in the province.
  • The provincial administration and its governance and administration are divided into 2 levels, which are the provincial level comprising 29 provincial governmental agencies, and the district level comprising 8 districts, 70 subdistricts, 736 villages.
  • The local administration comprises 1 provincial administrative organization, 2 town municipalities, 23 subdistrict municipalities, and 53 subdistrict administrative organizations.
Economy

As for the economic conditions, income of the province comes mostly from the agricultural sector. The second source of incomes is commerce, both wholesale and retail, and then the industrial sector. In the year 2010, gross provincial product of Chumphon reached 55,421 million Baht. Gross provincial product per capita is around 108,589 million Baht, occupying the sixth rank for the GPP of all Thai southern provinces.

Regarding the agricultural sector, the cash crops of Chumphon include rubber tree, palm, durian, coconut, and other kinds of fruit. Livestock and fishery contribute to the province’s economy as well. The coast of Chumphon is around 222 Kilometer long, therefore, fishrery is very important. The fishing period lasts 7-9 months, except from October to December, as it is the monsoonal period and the winds and sea tides are too strong for fishing. In addition, from 15th February to 15th May of every year, the fishery is forbidden as it is fish’s mating season.

Majority of industries in Chumphon are the agricultural industries relevant to the local agricultural products, such as, palm oil distillation, frozen seafood, processed fruits, canned juice, etc.