Dambae District (Khmer: ស្រុកដំបែ) is a district (srok) of Tbong Khmum Province, Cambodia. The district capital is Dambae town. This small town is located just off National Road 73 about 11 kilometres from National Highway 7. Dambae is around 45 kilometres west of the provincial capital at Kampong Cham city and 47 kilometres south of Kratie, the capital of Kratie Province.
Dambae district is home to the Haung resort and waterfall, a popular picnic and holiday spot. The falls are located in Srae Veng Village, Teuk Chrov Commune near the border with Memot district and about 90 kilometres from the provincial capital. Haung is set in beautiful mountain scenery including 1,800 hectares of natural forest. The waterfall is the most popular spot and over time, the falls have worn out a 1,425 square metre stone crater below the cascade.
Dambae district is in north-central Tbong Khmum Province and borders on one other province. Reading from the north clockwise, Dambae shares a border with Preaek Prasab District of Kratie Province to the north and Memot District forms the eastern boundary. To the south of Dambae is Ponhea Kraek District. Dambae shares its western border with Tbong Kmum and Krouch Chhmar districts.
Formerly part of Kampong Cham Province, Dambae is one of six districts that were split off to form the new province of Tbong Khmum on 31 December 2013. The Dambae district governor reports to the Governor of Tbong Khmum. The following table shows the villages of Dambae district by commune.
|Khum (Communes)||Phum (Villages)|
|Chong Cheach||Kouk Sralau, Ta Ream, Ta Meakh Chas, Ta Meakh Thmei, Cheach Kaeut, Cheach Cheung, Cheach Thum, Trapeang Chrey, Koun Trom, Stueng Ta Thok, Char Thum, Svay Pak, Ponleak|
|Dambae||Dambae, Chrey Phluk, Kakaoh, Trapeang Ruessei, Khcheay, Svay Popeah, Thnal, Chey Sambatt|
|Kouk Srok||Sieng Khveang, Kouk Char, Trapeang Srangae, Kouk Srok, Chheu Teal Chrum, Trapeang Ruessei, Veal Andaeuk, Trapeang Chhuk, SomBor Meas|
|Neang Teut||Khnor, Pongro, Chambak, Neang Teut, Sangkom|
|Seda||Kampong Reang, Veal Touch, Svay Kambet, Krasang, Sampoar, Andoung Lngieng, Ta Kaev, Tuol Pras, Chi Theang, Chhung Ta Sau, Srerksach, Keangthmey, BreakChorChomren, Bengthmey, Sethaseanchey, Donghar, Hompark|
|Tuek Chrov||Trabaek, Tuek Chrov, Me Sar, Khley, Ph'av, Srama, Choam Trakuon, Krasang, Srae Veaeng|
|Trapeang Pring||Banghaeur Khlaeng, Srae Kak, Chambak, Pralaoh, Trapeang Pring, Kampraeus, Srae Prang, Bos Khnor, Chi Trun, Tuol Sambour, Cheysoksan, Sarmarkom 16, Senmornorrom|
Dambae district is subdivided into 7 communes (khum) and 63 villages (phum). According to the 1998 Census, the population of the district was 51,650 persons in 9,738 households in 1998. With a population of over 50,000 people, Dambae is one of the least populated districts in Tbong Khmum province and has the lowest population density. The average household size in Dambae is 5.2 persons per household, slightly higher than the rural average for Cambodia (5.1). The sex ratio in the district is 95.5%, with more females than males.
- General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 38–39.
- Total Road Atlas of Cambodia 2006 (3rd edition ed.). Total Cambodge. 2006. p. 44.
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