Kampong Trach District

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Kampong Trach

ស្រុកកំពង់ត្រាច
A cave in Kampong Trach
A cave in Kampong Trach
Kampong Trach is located in Cambodia
Kampong Trach
Kampong Trach
Location in Cambodia
Coordinates: 10°33′N 104°28′E / 10.550°N 104.467°E / 10.550; 104.467
Country Cambodia
ProvinceKampot
Communes16
Villages69
Population
 (1998)[1]
 • Total83,061
Time zone+7
Geocode0706

Kampong Trach District (Khmer: ស្រុកកំពង់ត្រាច) is one of 8 districts in Kampot Province and it is located at the eastern part bordering Vietnam to the east, Banteay Meas District to the north, Kep Province to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the south.

Anlong Pring Crane Reserve is a small protected area in Kampong Trach near the Vietnamese border on the edge of the Mekong Delta. Sarus cranes nest in the dry forest north of here in the wet season. During the dry season, a few hundred of these cranes take up residence at this reserve. The reserve is a IBA protection at 217 hectares, established on 6 January 2011. There is a similar sanctuary in the adjacent Takéo Province since 2007.[2]

A road border crossing into Vietnam is located in this district. The border crossing is called the Prek Chak International Border Checkpoint. The checkpoint on the Vietnamese side is called Ha Tien International Border Gate. The nearest Vietnamese town to the border crossing is Ha Tien.

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 214–215.
  2. ^ Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Matthew Lundy (3 February 2011). "New sanctuary for threatened bird". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

Coordinates: 10°33′N 104°28′E / 10.550°N 104.467°E / 10.550; 104.467