Kampong Cham (city)

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Kampong Cham
ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម
City
first bridge to link both sides of the Mekong River in Cambodia
first bridge to link both sides of the Mekong River in Cambodia
Kampong Cham is located in Cambodia
Kampong Cham
Kampong Cham
Location of Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°00′N 105°27′E / 12.000°N 105.450°E / 12.000; 105.450
Country  Cambodia
Province Kampong Cham
District Kampong Cham District
Government
 • Type City municipality
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 118,242
Time zone Cambodia (UTC+7)

Kampong Cham (Khmer: ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម) is the capital city of Kampong Cham Province in eastern Cambodia. It is the sixth largest city in Cambodia[2] with a population of 63,771 people (2006)[3] and is located on the Mekong River. Kampong Cham is 124 kilometers northeast from Phnom Penh and can be reached by either boat or by asphalt road. It takes about 2.5 hours by vehicle or 2.5 hours by boat from Phnom Penh to the city of Kampong Cham. Its geographic location is 12.00°N, 105.46°E.

The city is connected to the district of Tbong khmum by the Kizuna bridge, the first in Cambodia to span the Mekong.

The city is subdivided into four khums and 31 phums.

Kampong means "the side of a river or any other water body" with Cham meaning Cham ethnicity of Champa. A similar Malay word "Kampung" means "village."

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kampong Cham
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
33
(92)
34
(94)
35
(95)
33
(92)
32
(90)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
32.1
(89.7)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(76)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
23.3
(74.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
33
(1.3)
80
(3)
196
(7.7)
236
(9.3)
226
(8.9)
200
(8)
295
(11.6)
234
(9.2)
97
(3.8)
23
(0.9)
1,638
(64.4)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

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Coordinates: 12°00′N 105°27′E / 12.000°N 105.450°E / 12.000; 105.450