Small lake in Serei Saophoan District
|• Type||City municipality|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
Serei Saophoan (Khmer: សិរីសោភ័ណ, Khmer pronunciation: [seʔrǝi saopʰoə̯n]) is the provincial capital of Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia. The city separates Cambodia's National Highway 5 and National Highway 6. The final syllables of both "Serei" and "Saophoan" are difficult for non-Khmer to pronounce, so often the town's name is transliterated as "Sisophon", even on Cambodian signs. Its population is 61,482 in the 1998 census, changing little to 61,631 in the 2008 census having been overtaken by Poipet in size.
About forty minutes from Sisophon there is a Khmer temple ruin called Banteay Chmar.
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