Prey Chhor District

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Prey Chhor
ស្រុកព្រៃឈរ
District (srok)
Prey Chhor is located in Cambodia
Prey Chhor
Prey Chhor
Location in Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°3′1″N 105°15′25″E / 12.05028°N 105.25694°E / 12.05028; 105.25694
Country  Cambodia
Province Kampong Cham
Communes 15
Villages 176
Government
 • Governor Mr. Meas Tuok
Population (1998)[1]
 • Total 127,683
Time zone +7
Geocode 0313

Prey Chhor District (Khmer: ស្រុកព្រៃឈរ) is a district (srok) located in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. The district capital is Prey Totueng town located around 29 kilometres east of the provincial capital of Kampong Cham and 95 kilometres north west of Phnom Penh by road. Prey Chhor is a central district of Kampong Cham and is surrounded by other Kampong Cham districts.[2]

The district is easily accessed by road from Kampong Cham city, Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom. The district capital is a busy market town that lies at an important crossroads. It lies on National Highway 7 between Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham. National road 70 to Kang Meas begins at the district capital and National road 62 begins in Prey Chhor and links National Highway 7 with National Highway 6 to Kampong Thom and the north.[3]

Tuk Chhar Resort[edit]

Prey Chhor district is home to Tuk Chhar resort, a recreation area of natural and historic attractions popular with local and international visitors. The area includes a natural spring of 3 cubic metres. The water from the spring is used to generate hydroelectric power and the run-off area is a popular swimming site. Also nearby are several ancient temples called Preah Theat Teuk Chhar.[4] These temples were constructed in AD 1005, during the reign of King Suryavarman I.[5]

Location[edit]

Prey Chhor district is a central district of Kampong Cham Province. Reading from the north clockwise, Prey Chhor shares a border with Baray District of Kampong Thom Province and Chamkar Leu District of Kampong Cham to the north. Chamkar Leu continues down to the eastern border of the district where the border with Kampong Siem district begins. To the south is Kang Meas District and the western border of the district is shared with Cheung Prey district.[6]

Administration[edit]

The Prey Chhor district governor is Mr. Meas Tuok.[7] He reports to His Excellency Hun Neng, the Governor of Kampong Cham. The following table shows the villages of Prey Chhor district by commune.

Khum (Communes) Phum (Villages)
Baray Prey Khchay, Tuol Chambak, Trapeang Beng, Leang Khsach, Trapeang Bei, Ou Kambaor, Kouk Sralau, Roung Kou, Voat Chas, Roul Chruk, Prey Rumdeng, Samnak Cheung, Samnak Tboung
Boeng Nay Komar Reach, Trapeang Anhchanh, Thma Da, Thma Koul, Trapeang Bet, Boeng Nay, Trapeang Thum, Pravas, Neak Ta Snoeng, Ta Ok, Kbal Damrei, Tuol Khvav, Chhuk Sa, Chheu Bak, Traeung, Chonloat Dai, Voat Chas
Chrey Vien Dai Buon, Doun Dei, Trapeang Tuk, Slaeng, Banteay Rueng, Tuol Ta Kaor, Kralaong, Ou Kambot, Khvet Touch, Chrey Vien, Trapeang Ampil, Ta Ream, Klaeng Poar, Tuek Nuem, Tuol Bak Koam, Trapeang Sangkae, Prey Totueng, Trapeang Pnov
Khvet Thum Khvet Thum, Baray, Angkrang, Ta Ngal, Ampil Thum, Dangkao, Pratheat, Kabbas
Kor Doun Lai, Mrenh, Ta Meas, Ta Kaev, Ta Ley, Ta Mout, Rumduol, Svay Pen, Kraoy Voat, Trapeang Poun
Krouch Ou Chrok, Prey Sak, Tuol Khpos, Krasang Ta Mong, Krouch, Thmei, Samraong
Lvea Kok, Trapeang Chi Neang, Kouk Trea Kaeut, Kouk Trea Lech, Sdok Antong, Ta Chak, Me Meang, Tang Kouk, Lvea, Tang Trapeang
Mien Tuol Prich, Ou Sangkae, Keh, Trapeang Chhuk, Nam Ken, Mien, Tuol Poun, Phkay Proek, Kampong Samret, Krasang Pul, Damnak Pongro, Kampong Samnanh, Ou Ta Nov, Dei Kraham, Khlouy Ti Muoy, Khlouy Ti Pir, Khlouy Ti Bei, Khlouy Ti Buon, Traeung
Prey Chhor Prey Chhor, Sek Yum, Chres, Sangkae
Sour Saen Sour Saen, Andoung, Trapeang Reang, Trapeang Tnaot, Traeuy Ou, Trapeang Tbal, Chambak Thma, Svay Reaks
Samraong Banteay Thmei, Ta Kret, Kandaol Kaong, Trapeang Ruessei, Svay Prey, Samraong, Soudei, Thmei, Veal, Smer, Prey Khchay
Srangae Srangae Cheung, Srangae Tboung, Senson Tboung, Senson Cheung, Ta Sar, Ta Koch, Trapeang thum, Trapeang Rung
Thma Pun Trang, Andoung Pech, Trapeang Boeng, Tuol Thma, Lech Voat, Andoung Phdau, Thma Pun Kandal, Andoung Ta Loeng, Ou Ta thok
Tong Rong Tong Rong, Phteah Khpos, Thnong, Prasat, Samraong, Preah Srok, Kok Kandal, Tro Mukh Ti Muoy, Tro Mukh Ti pir, Doung
Trapeang Preah Kaoh Svay, Pring Bei Daeum, Chachak, Prey sralau, Pun Pramat, Kur, Sbaeng, Prey Sralanh, Trapeang Leak, Ou Da, Trapeang Reang, Tuol Ampil, Ta Lon, Kaoh Kaphem, Trapeang svay, Ang, Doung, Tonle Sar, Kakaoh, Ou Doun Nhea, Khvav, Dei Lou, Roluos, Trapeang Krasang

Demographics[edit]

The district is subdivided into 15 communes (khum) and 176 villages (phum).[8] According to the 1998 Census, the population of the district was 127,683 persons in 24,892 households in 1998. With a population of over 120,000 people, Prey Chhor district has the second largest district population in Kampong Cham province after Tbong Kmom District. The average household size in Prey Chhor is 5.1 persons per household, which is slightly lower than the rural average for Cambodia (5.2 persons). The sex ratio in the district is 93.5%, with significantly more females than males.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 59–62. 
  2. ^ Total Road Atlas of Cambodia 2006 (3rd ed.). Total Cambodge. 2006. p. 44. 
  3. ^ Cambodia Road Network (Version 03-00 ed.). Ministry of Public Works and Transport. 2001. 
  4. ^ "Teuk Chhar Resort". Kampong Cham Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Preah Theat Teuk Chhar". Mekongtreks.com. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Kampong Cham Provincial Resources". Ministry of Commerce. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  7. ^ "DCCAM Mapping Team report Kampong Cham". Documentation Center of Cambodia. 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Kampong Cham Administration". Royal Government of Cambodia. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  9. ^ General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 32–73. 

Coordinates: 12°3′1″N 105°15′25″E / 12.05028°N 105.25694°E / 12.05028; 105.25694