Phunphin District


Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Coordinates: 9°6′35″N 99°13′55″E / 9.10972°N 99.23194°E / 9.10972; 99.23194Coordinates: 9°6′35″N 99°13′55″E / 9.10972°N 99.23194°E / 9.10972; 99.23194
Country Thailand
Province Surat Thani
Seat Tha Kham
  Total 1,208.7 km2 (466.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 73,067
  Density 72.8/km2 (189/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 84130
Geocode 8417

Phunphin (Thai: พุนพิน) is a district (amphoe) in Surat Thani Province in the south of Thailand. Tha Kham is the principal town of the district. In 2014, the population was 73,067.[1]


Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Tha Chang, Mueang Surat Thani, Ban Na Doem, Khian Sa, Khiri Rat Nikhom, and Vibhavadi. It has a short coastline on Bandon Bay to the northeast.

The main rivers of the district are the Tapi and its tributary Phum Duang, which flows into the Tapi at the town of Tha Kham.


Phunphin is the transportation hub of Surat Thani Province. It has one railway intersection, three railway stations, and four railstops. Surat Thani Railway Station in this district is the main passenger railway station of Surat Thani Province. At the Ban Thung Pho junction (km631) the southern railway branches to what was originally intended to connect the railway to Takua Thung District, Phang Nga, just north of Phuket Province. After the completion of 31 km of the railroad to Khiri Ratthanikhom in 1956, construction was halted for budgetary reasons.

Also in Phunphin are the Surat Thani Airport, the Inland Container Depot (ICD), and the Asian highway AH2 (Thai Hwy 41), the main road connecting to other provinces. Thai Hwy 401 connects Phunphin with the town of Surat Thani.


The district was renamed from Tha Kham to Phunphin in 1939.[2]


Central administration

The Phunphin District is divided into 16 sub-districts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 98 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
1.Tha Khamท่าข้าม626,634
2.Tha Sathonท่าสะท้อน75,439
4.Bang Madueaบางมะเดื่อ74,709
5.Bang Dueanบางเดือน53,073
6.Tha Rong Changท่าโรงช้าง55,483
9.Bang Ngonบางงอน115,409
10.Si Wichaiศรีวิชัย32,184
11.Nam Ropน้ำรอบ72,370
13.Hua Toeiหัวเตย74,410
14.Nong Saiหนองไทร54,320
15.Khao Hua Khwaiเขาหัวควาย44,094

Local administration

There is one town (Thesaban Mueang) in the district:

There are 16 sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:


  1. "Surat Thani". Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  3. "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
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