Chumphon is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand, capital of the Chumphon Province and the Mueang Chumphon District. The city is located about 463 kilometers (288 miles) away from Bangkok. As of 2005 it has a population of 33,522. The town covers the commune (tambon) Tha Taphao completely and parts of tambons Bang Mak, Wang Phai, Na Thung, Tak Daet and Khun Krathing. The main economic sector of Chumphon is agriculture.
Chumphon lies just inland from the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand. To the west are the northern hills of the Phuket Range, a subrange of the Tenasserim Hills. These hills reach 400 metres (1,300ft) in the area near Chumphon. There are also many smaller peaks in the area in the range of 100 metres (330ft) to 200 metres (660ft) high.
Chumphon has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am) just falling short of a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af). Temperatures are hot throughout the year. The period from...* material from wikipedia.org Read full Wiki article