Kampong Speu Province

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Kampong Speu
ខេត្តកំពង់ស្ពឺ
Province
A flooded field in Kampong Speu
A flooded field in Kampong Speu
Map of Cambodia highlighting Kampong Speu
Map of Cambodia highlighting Kampong Speu
Coordinates: 11°30′N 104°20′E / 11.500°N 104.333°E / 11.500; 104.333Coordinates: 11°30′N 104°20′E / 11.500°N 104.333°E / 11.500; 104.333
Country  Cambodia
Provincial status 1907
Capital Chbar Mon
Government
 • Governor Vei Samnang (CPP)
Area
 • Total 7,017 km2 (2,709 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 11th
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 716,517
 • Rank Ranked 9th
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Density rank Ranked 11th
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Dialing code +855
ISO 3166 code KH-5
Districts 8

Kampong Speu (Khmer: ខេត្តកំពង់ស្ពឺ, IPA: [kɑmpɔːŋ spɨː], "Starfruit Port") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Pursat and Kompong Chhnang to the north, Kandal to the east, Takeo to the southeast, Kampot to the south and Koh Kong to the west. Its capital is Chbarmorn town.

Etymology[edit]

Kampong Speu in Khmer means "starfruit port" or "starfruit harbor". In Khmer, kampong is a place-name element, meaning "port" or "harbor". It derives from the Austronesian language, Malay, in which it means "village". Speu in the Khmer language means "starfruit".

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is subdivided into 8 districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Population Census of Cambodia 2008 - Provisional population totals" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning. 3 September 2008.

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