Kampong Thom Province

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Kampong Thom
កំពង់ធំ
Province
Rice paddies in Baray.
Map o Cambodie heichlichtin Kampong Thom
Coordinates: 12°42′N 104°53′E / 12.700°N 104.883°E / 12.700; 104.883
Kintra  Cambodie
Caipital Kampong Thom
Government
 • Govrenor Hun Neng (CPP)
Area
 • Total 13,814 km2 (5,334 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 708,398
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+07
Dialin code +855
ISO 3166 code KH-6
Destricts 8

Kampong Thom (Khmer: កំពង់ធំ, IPA: [kɑmpɔːŋ tʰom] "Grand Port") is a province (khaet) o Cambodie. It borders the provinces o Siem Reap tae the northwast, Preah Vihear tae the north, Stung Treng tae the north east, Kratie tae the east, Kampong Cham an Kampong Chhnang tae the sooth an the Tonle Sap tae the wast. Its caipital is Kampong Thom, a picturesque toun on the banks o the Stung Sen River.

Kampong Thom is Cambodia's seicont lairgest province bi aurie. There are a number o significant Angkorian steids in the aurie includin Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk an Prasat Andet temples. Kampong Thom is ane o the provinces that border the Tonle Sap Lake an is in Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve.[2]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is subdividit intae 8 destricts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kampong Pous Thom (Port o the Great Snake) wis the oreeginal name o the present province called Kampong Thom. Oreeginally lang time ago, at the dock o the Sen River next tae a lake, there wis a big cave wi a pair o big snakes inside. The fowk livin aroond this aurie uisually saw these big snakes ivery Buddhist holiday. Time efter that, the snakes disappeared, an the fowk o that aurie cried it Kampong Pous Thom. Then, anerlie short wirds, Kampong Thom came later. Durin the French colony in Cambodie, the French ruled an dividit Cambodie territory intae provinces, an named them accordin tae the spoken wirds o the fowk.

Kampong Thom wis a pouerful caipital in sooth-east Asie durin the Funan period. Kampong Thom haes Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk that wos famous durin the Chenla Era.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twa o the three core uries in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve are locatit in Kampong Thom.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is ane o the lairgest producer o cashews in the kintra.

Kampong Thom province is, rich in tourism potentials tae attract tourists wi its exotic lakes, rivers, forests, muntains an mair than 200 auncient temples.

Hintle o Kampong Thom is locatit on the floodplain o the Tonle Sap lake. In 2003-04 it wis a significant producer o wild fish (18,800 tons) an the fowert lairgest producer o fish through aquacultur in Cambodie (1,800 tons). Maist fish-raisin is bi hame production, wi a growin segment devotit tae rice field aquacultur.[4]

Kampong Thom is ane o the lairgest producers o cashew nuts in Cambodie an aw, wi 6,371 hectares unner production in 2003-04.[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. Save Cambodia's Wildlife. The Atlas of Cambodia: National Poverty & Environment Maps, SWC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2006, p. 72.
  4. Save Cambodia's Wildlife. The Atlas of Cambodia: National Poverty & Environment Maps, SWC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2006, pp. 78-81.
  5. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, The Fruit Crops: Agricultural Statistics, 2003-04, Phnom Penh, 2004.

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