Sisophon

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Serei Saophoan
ក្រុងសិរីសោភ័ណ
City
Small lake in Serei Saophoan District
Small lake in Serei Saophoan District
Serei Saophoan is located in Cambodia
Serei Saophoan
Serei Saophoan
Location of Serei Saophoan, Cambodia
Coordinates: 13°35′N 102°59′E / 13.583°N 102.983°E / 13.583; 102.983
Country  Cambodia
Province Banteay Meanchey
District Serei Saophoan
Government
 • Type City municipality
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 181,396

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.[2]

About forty minutes from Sisophon there is a Khmer temple ruin called Banteay Chmar.

Sisophon railway station with Phnom Bak hill behind, Dec. 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Census". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Cambodia.html Citypopulation.de Cambodia

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 13°35′N 102°59′E / 13.583°N 102.983°E / 13.583; 102.983