Kampong Cham District
Sunset on the Mekong River
Kampong Cham District (Khmer: ស្រុកកំពង់ចាម)is a district (srok) of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. Kampong Cham is considered an urban district. The provincial capital Kampong Cham City is located in this district. The city is located on National Highway 7 124 kilometres by road from the capital Phnom Penh. The district is split by the Mekong and the capital is located on the western bank of the river., since 2001, the Kizuna bridge provides a good junction for the region.
Kampong Cham district is the smallest district in Kampong Cham Province and is surrounded by other Kampong Cham districts. Reading from the north clockwise, Kampong Cham shares a border with Kampong Siem District while Tbong Khmom District forms the eastern boundary. To the south of Kampong Cham is Koh Soutin District. Kampong Siem lies on the western border.
The Kampong Cham district governor reports to His Excellency Hun Neng, the Governor of Kampong Cham. The following table shows the villages of Kampong Cham district by commune.
|Khum (Communes)||Phum (Villages)|
|Boeng Kok||Boeng Kok Muoy, Boeng Kok Pir, Chong Thnal Muoy, Chong Thnal Pir, La Edth, Chrouy Thma, Memay|
|Kampong Cham||Phum Prampir, Phum Prambei, Phum Prambuon, Phum Dab, Phum Dabmuoy, Phum Dabpir, Phum Dabbei, Phum Dabbuon, Phum Dabpram|
|Sambuor Meas||Roka Leu, Roka Kraom, Neang Konghing, Boeng Basak, Chamkar Khpob, Boeng Snay, Preaek Chan, Preaek Chik, Kampong Roling|
|Veal Vong||Phum Muoy, Phum Pir, Phum Bei, Phum Buon, Phum Pram, Phum Prammuoy|
The district is subdivided into 4 communes (khum) and 24 villages (phum). According to the 1998 Census, the population of the district was 45,354 persons in 8,236 households in 1998. With a population of over 45,000 people, Kampong Cham is the least populated district in Kampong Cham province and is the smallest in area. The average household size in Kampong Cham is 5.4 persons per household, slightly lower than the average for urban areas of Cambodia (5.5). However, this is the largest household size of any district in Kampong Cham province and reflects the district's status as an urban centre. The sex ratio in the district is 94.9%, with more females than males.
- General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 39–40.
- Total Road Atlas of Cambodia 2006 (3rd edition ed.). Total Cambodge. 2006. p. 44.
- "Kampong Cham Provincial Resources". Ministry of Commerce. Retrieved 2009-01-25.[dead link]
- "Kampong Cham Administration". Royal Government of Cambodia. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
- General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 32–73.