Takéo Province

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Temple in Takéo
Temple in Takéo
Map of Cambodia highlighting Takéo
Map of Cambodia highlighting Takéo
Coordinates: 010°59′N 104°47′E / 10.983°N 104.783°E / 10.983; 104.783Coordinates: 010°59′N 104°47′E / 10.983°N 104.783°E / 10.983; 104.783
Country  Cambodia
Provincial status 1907
Capital Doun Kaev
 • Governor Lay Vannak
 • Total 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 20th
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 843,931
 • Rank Ranked 7th
 • Density 231.0/km2 (598/sq mi)
 • Density rank Ranked 3rd
Time zone UTC+07
Dialing code +855
ISO 3166 code KH-21
Districts 10
Communes 100
Villages 1117

Takéo (Khmer: ខេត្តតាកែវ, IPA: [taː kaeːw], "Crystal Grandfather") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia. Located in the southwest of Cambodia, Takeo borders the provinces of Kampot to the west, Kampong Speu to the northwest and Kandal to the north and east. Its southern boundary is the international border with Vietnam. The provincial capital, recently known as the provincial town Doun Kaev (formerly called Takéo), is a small city with a population of 39,186.

Takéo is often referred to as the "cradle of Khmer civilization" due to the former kingdom of Funan its successor, Water Chenla, being centered in the region.

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The province is subdivided into 10 districts, 100 communes and 1,117 villages.[2][3]

district code Name of District In Khmer
2101 Angkor Borei អង្គរបុរី
2102 Bati បាទី
2103 Borei Cholsar បុរីជលសារ
2104 Kiri Vong គិរីវង់
2105 Kaoh Andaet កោះអណ្តែត
2106 Prey Kabbas ព្រៃកប្បាស
2107 Samraong សំរោង
2108 Doun Kaev ដូនកែវ
2109 Tram Kak ត្រាំកក់
2110 Treang ទ្រាំង

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