Prachuap Khiri Khan is located some 281 km. south of Bangkok.
Acting as the gateway to the southern region of Thailand,
the province connects with Chumphon in the south while
its northern boundary is adjacent to Cha-am county in
Phetchaburi province. Facing the Gulf of Thailand in the
east, it is separated with Myanmar by the Tenasserim Mountains
in the west.
Covering an area of about 6,367 sq.km., the province has
a long, narrow terrain with the narrowest point of just
12 kilometres at Ban Khlong Wan. From north to south the
province measures about 212 kilometres.
With the long range of mountains on the west and the
sea on the east, the province has a beautiful variety
of nature comprising sandy beaches, mountains, islands,
caves, streams, waterfalls and fertile forests.
504,063 (end Dec 2009) with 253,100 males and 250,963
**Note** The total population includes only permanent
Prachuap Khiri Khan is divided into 7 counties (amphoes)
and 1 sub-county (king amphoe) : Amphoe Muang, Hua Hin,
Bang Saphan, Bang Saphan Noi, Kui Buri, Pranburi, Thap
Sakae, and King Amphoe Sam Roi Yot.
The most important products are pineapples and coconuts.
Thus a large variety of by-products of these fruits
make popular souvenirs of the province. Other souvenirs
include products from aloe veras and dried seafood.