Banteay Meanchey Province

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Banteay Meanchey
ខេត្តបន្ទាយមានជ័យ
Province
Map o Cambodie heichlichtin Banteay Meanchey
Coordinates: 13°45′N 103°00′E / 13.750°N 103.000°E / 13.750; 103.000
Kintra Banner o Cambodie Cambodie
Caipital Serei Saophoan
Government
 • Govrenor H.E. Ong Oeun (CPP)
Area
 • Total 6,679 km2 (2,579 sq mi)
Area rank Rankit 13t
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 678,033
 • Rank Rankit 10t
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+07
Dialin code +855
ISO 3166 code KH-1
Destricts 8
Communes 64
Veelages 624

Banteay Meanchey (Khmer: ខេត្តបន្ទាយមានជ័យ, IPA: [ɓɑntiəj miən cɨj] "Fortress o Victory") is a province (khaet) o Cambodie locatit in the far northwast. It borders the provinces o Oddar Meanchey an Siem Reap tae the east, Battambang tae the sooth, an shares an internaitional border wi Thailand tae the wast. Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Serei Saophoan.

Banteay Meanchey is the 13t lairgest province in Cambodie. Wi a population o 678,033, it ranks as the 10t lairgest in the naition. The toun o Poipet in the wastren pairt o the province is an internaitional border crossin intae Thailand. Banteay Meanchey is ane o the nine provinces that is pairt o the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.[2]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banteay Meanchey means "Fortress o Victory" in Khmer. The Chey pairt o its name is derivit frae the Sanskrit wird Jaya (जय) meanin Victory, an Banteay meanin Fortress.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie wis pairt o the extensive Khmer Empire. Its maist notable remains is the Banteay Chhmar temple in the north o the province, built in 12t century towards the 13t century. Ither lesser kent temples are the Banteay Neang an Banteay Torp temples.

In the 17t century Siam teuk control ower Cambodie, an made the area o the modren province pairt o Serei Saophoan Province. In 1907 Siam haed tae cede control tae the French, an it wis then includit intae Battambang Province.

In 1988 the province Banteay Meanchey wis split aff frae Battambang, oreeginally consistin o the five destricts Mongkol Borei, Thmar Puok, Serei Saophoan, Preah Net Preah an Phnom Srok.[3]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banteay Meanchey is maistly covered bi extensive lawlands, wi a few uplands tae the north an east. The main rivers are the Mongkol Borei an the Sisophon Rivers.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is subdividit intae 8 destricts (srok), which are further subdividit in 64 communes (khum) an 634 veelages (phum).[4]

Sma lake in Serei Saophoan

Geocodes are from the National Institute of Statistics.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "General Population Census of Cambodia 2008 - Provisional population totals" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning. 3 September 2008. 
  2. http://www.tsbr-ed.org
  3. "Background of Battambang In the past and the present". Battambang town. 
  4. Royal Government of Cambodia
  5. "Districts of Banteay Meanchey". National Institute of Statistics, Cambodia. 

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