Stung Treng

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Stung Treng
ស្ទឹងត្រែង
Xieng Teng
Town
Sign at the entrance to Stung Treng
Sign at the entrance to Stung Treng
Stung Treng is located in Cambodia
Stung Treng
Stung Treng
Location of Stung Treng, Cambodia
Coordinates: 13°31′N 105°58′E / 13.517°N 105.967°E / 13.517; 105.967
Country  Cambodia
Province Stung Treng Province
Government
 • Type Town
Population (2009)
 • Total 29,665

Stung Treng (Khmer: ស្ទឹងត្រែង) is the capital of Stung Treng Province, Cambodia. It is located in the western part of the Virachey National Park.[1] It is the major city (and capital) of both the district and province and has a population of 29,665 (2009). In Lao, the city's name is known as Xieng Teng.

Stung Treng is located on a high sandy bank overlooking the Mekong River, where it is joined by the Se Kong river. It lies along the National Highway 7,[2][3] about 400 km from Phnom Penh and 50 km south of the Laos border. A bridge connects the city to the other side of the river. The population is made up of a mix of Khmer and Lao peoples. It contains a hospital, the Acleda Bank, Kong Ratana Sambath Guesthouse, Ou Dynak Red Guesthouse, Sok Sambath Hotel and Sorya Restaurant and an old settlement nearby called Thala Borivat.[1]

The city is served by Stung Treng Airport, but currently there are no regular commercial services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ray, Nick; Robinson, Daniel (1 August 2008). Lonely Planet Cambodia. Lonely Planet. p. 289. ISBN 978-1-74104-317-4. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Google. Google Maps (Map).
  3. ^ Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. Bing Maps (Map).

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Coordinates: 13°31′N 105°58′E / 13.517°N 105.967°E / 13.517; 105.967