Thungtako District

Geographical features

In the west is flatland at the foothills. In the east is coastal flatland, lying next to the Gulf of Thailand. The beach is around 15 kilometers long. It is the fertile area suitable for fruit and vegetable cultivation and coastal fishery.

Climate

Thung Tako District has a monsoon climate, and 2 seasons each year, which are

Summerstarts from February to April of every year

Rainy seasonstarts from June to January of every year

Governance

Thung Tako is divided into 4 subdistricts, 35 villages, as follows,

Prak Tako Subdistrict

5 villages

Tako Subdistrict

14 villages

Thung Takrai Subdistrict

8 villages

Chong Mai Kaew Subdistrict

8 villages
Important natural resources

Thung Tako District has the natural resources, as follows,

  • Krong Prao Waterfall National Park (Thub Chang Waterfall)
  • Mangrove forest, with the area of 34,688 Rai
  • Thung Tako Forest
  • The district is rich in natural resources which can be indicated from many kinds of wildlifes existing in the area, such as, wild boar, barking deer, langur, chamois, Rum cow. The rare plants are also found in the district, such as, Rafflesia kerrii, Banyan tree forest, Iron wood, dipterocarpus. Some minerals and gems are found in the district as well, for example, tin.
Agriculture and industry

The main agricultural products are fruits : durian, mangosteen, rambutan, palm, rubber, coffee, and coconut

The main water resources are Tako River, Prao Canal, Park Tako Canal, Khao Peep Canal, Huai Luek Canal, Khon Canal, Krood Canal, and Huai Kla Swamp