Kawthaung is a Kyan River cruise port located in the southernmost part of Myanmar. During Burma's British rule (1824-1948), Kawthaung was known as Victoria Point.
- The town is at the mouth of Kyan River on Malay Peninsula. To the west-southwest, Andaman Sea opens up to Indian Ocean. Most of region's terrain is mountainous.
- Climate is tropical monsoon, temperatures are quite hot throughout the year. There are summer wet season (April-November) and winter dry season (December-March).
- The most common spoken language is Burmese, followed by Thai, Southern Thai, Shan, Moken and Karen.
- Main agriculture products include rubber, cashew nut, betel nut, coconut, oil palm.
- Tourism is an important part of the local economy and Myanmar is gradually lifting immigration and travel restrictions in the area.