Sawi District

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Amphoe location in Chumphon Province
Amphoe location in Chumphon Province
Coordinates: 10°15′11″N 99°5′40″E / 10.25306°N 99.09444°E / 10.25306; 99.09444Coordinates: 10°15′11″N 99°5′40″E / 10.25306°N 99.09444°E / 10.25306; 99.09444
Country Thailand
Province Chumphon
Seat Sawi
 • Total 898.0 km2 (346.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 69,340
 • Density 77.2/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 86130
Geocode 8607

Sawi (Thai: สวี, pronounced [sā.wǐː]) is a district (Amphoe) in the central part of Chumphon Province, southern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Thung Tako and Lang Suan of Chumphon Province, La-un and Kra Buri of Ranong Province and Mueang Chumphon of Chumphon Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.


The district dates back to Mueang Sawi, on the shore of the Sawi River. On 16 April 1897 a first district office was opened in village five of tambon Na Pho. After several relocations, the present office in village four of tambon Sawi was opened on 1 October 2001.


The district is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 114 villages (muban). Na Pho is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Na Pho นาโพธิ์ 8 7,943
2. Sawi สวี 4 2,654
3. Thung Raya ทุ่งระยะ 11 6,590
4. Tha Hin ท่าหิน 10 4,557
5. Pak Phraek ปากแพรก 6 1,538
6. Dan Sawi ด่านสวี 11 5,306
7. Khron ครน 14 9,090
8. Wisai Tai วิสัยใต้ 10 5,225
9. Na Sak นาสัก 17 12,503
10. Khao Thalu เขาทะลุ 11 7,009
11. Khao Khai เขาค่าย 12 6,925
 Map of Amphoe

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