Kampong Cham ( Khmer: ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម, IPA: "Port of the Chams" ) is a [kɑmpɔːŋ caːm] province ( khaet) of Cambodia located on the central lowlands of the Mekong River. It borders the provinces of Kampong Chhnang to the west, Kampong Thom and Kratié to the north, Prey Veng and Kandal to the south, and shares an international border with Vietnam to the east. Its capital and largest city is Kampong Cham.
Kampong Cham is the 11th largest province in Cambodia. With a population of 1,680,694, it ranks as the second most populated province in the nation. The
Mekong river bisects the province. Kampong Cham is home to the current Prime Minister, Hun Sen.
Etymology [ edit ]
Kampong Cham means "Port of the Chams" in
Khmer. Kampong means port, harbor, or bay. Cham refers to the ethnic Cham people living in the province.
Geography [ edit ]
Kampong Cham is primarily lowlands. The main river is the Mekong River which cuts roughly through the center of the province.
Administration [ edit ]
The district is subdivided into 16 districts (
), 173 communes ( srok ) and 1758 villages ( khum ). phum [2 ]
ប្តូឈ្មោះស្រុកកំពង់ចាម ទៅជាក្រុងកំពង់ចាម និងបន្ថែមរចនាសម្ព័ន្ធរដ្ឋបាលថ្មីមួយគឺក្រុងសួង
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