Kampong Thom city

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Kampong Thom
ក្រុងស្ទឹងសែន
City
Steung Saen
Steung Saen
Kampong Thom is located in Cambodia
Kampong Thom
Kampong Thom
Location of Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°42′N 104°54′E / 12.700°N 104.900°E / 12.700; 104.900
Country  Cambodia
Province Kampong Thom
District Stueng Saen District
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 31,871
Time zone Cambodia (UTC+7)

Kampong Thom (Khmer: ក្រុងកំពង់ធំ krong kampongthom, "Grand Port") is the capital city of Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia lying on the bank of the Steung Saen River.[1][2] It is a mid-way stopover on the National Highway No 6 halfway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.[3]

The Kampong Thom High School is North of the river bridge, and the Kampong Thom Market is on the south side of the bridge, followed by the main street and dual carriageway. Further south along the road is Steung Saen City (Khmer: ក្រុងស្ទឹងសែន krong steungsaen) also a district in Kampong Thom Province and a side road to the Floating Pagoda (វត្ត ក្ដីអណ្ដែត).

One of Kampong Thom's landmarks is a roundabout with a statue of an elephant fighting two tigers.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Communicating Climate-Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, John C. Eichelberger 3319201611 2015 "Kampong Thom is one of the major regional centers in central Cambodia and is located on the lower Stung Sen River basin."
  2. ^ Kampong Thom, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River
  3. ^ Matt Jacobson Adventure Cambodia: An Explorer's Travel Guide 9749575539 2004 p131 "Highway 6 continues on to the left, going to Kampong Thom and Siem Reap."

Coordinates: 12°42′N 104°54′E / 12.700°N 104.900°E / 12.700; 104.900