Vehicle registration plates of Cambodia
Cambodian vehicle license plates are the license plates attached to most motorized road vehicles in Cambodia, which are required by law. Khmer license plates display the name of the province where the vehicle was registered. The owner must register the car in the province where he lives; this can be a different province from where he has his official residency (as shown in the house register). If the title to the car is transferred to someone else, and the new owner lives in a different province, the number usually changes.
The current Khmer vehicle license plate format, used since April 1, 2004, has one class number, one letter of Latin alphabet, four numbers (from 0001 to 9999) and the Khmer name of the province in which the car was registered at the top. (Ex. រតនគិរី 2D-0008; រតនគិរី 2D-0088; រតនគិរី 2D-0888; រតនគិរី 2D-8888).
|Class||Plate color*||Text color*||First number|
|1–7 seats private automobile**||White||Black||2|
|More than 7 seats private automobile***||Black||White||3|
There are a plan to add another letter, after license plate numbers of Phnom Penh are full. For example : It starts from "1 AA 0001" to "1 AA 9999", then starts at "1 AB 0001", and continue again. In Phnom Penh, the motorcycle plate has already started in 2012.
There are special plates for auction in Cambodia. Special plates and an appropriate number from 301 numerals, and are assigned to 1–7 seat private automobiles. They have black text, in contrast to the white background that typical plates have.
Car owned by police will get the red plate with “នគរបាល” as the province of registration.
Embassy and Consulate
Embassy and consulate vehicles have their own license plates with yellow background and blue texts.
The Royal Family's license plate has 2 yellow letters in Khmer script (រន) and 3 yellow numbers on a blue plate.
Until 1993 new cars not yet getting the real plate get the 5-digit number plate.
When car-users using registered cars temporarily outside Cambodia, they may have English temporary plates. The English plates are the same number as the real plates, and used for that car only. The plate has province name in English at the bottom, instead of in Khmer. Today it’s using for every cars.
Cambodian license plates use the Khmer name of the province or district where its owner (a person or company) is located or registered.
- Banteay Meanchey Province - ប.មានជ័យ
- Battambang Province - បាត់ដំបង
- Kampong Cham Province - កំពង់ចាម
- Kampong Chhnang Province - កំពង់ឆ្នាំង
- Kampong Speu Province - កំពង់ស្ពឺ
- Kampong Thom Province - កំពង់ធំ
- Kampot Province - កំពត
- Kandal Province - កណ្ដាល
- Koh Kong Province - កោះកុង
- Kep Province - កែប
- Kratie Province - ក្រចេះ
- Mondulkiri Province - មណ្ឌលគីរី
- Oddar Meanchey Province - ឧ.មានជ័យ
- Pailin - ប៉ៃលិន
- Phnom Penh - ភ្នំពេញ
- Sihanoukville - ព្រះសីហនុ
- Preah Vihear Province - ព្រះវិហារ
- Pursat Province - ពោធិ៍សាត់
- Prey Veng Province - ព្រៃវែង
- Ratanakiri Province - រតនគិរី
- Siem Reap Province - សៀមរាប
- Stung Treng Province - ស្ទឹងត្រែង
- Svay Rieng Province - ស្វាយរៀង
- Takeo Province - តាកែវ
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