Oddar Meanchey Province

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Oddar Meanchey

Map of Cambodia highlighting Oddar Meanchey
Map of Cambodia highlighting Oddar Meanchey
Coordinates: 14°10′N 103°30′E / 14.167°N 103.500°E / 14.167; 103.500
Kintra Cambodie
 • Total6158 km2 (2,378 sq mi)
 • Total185,443
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+07
Dialing code+855
ISO 3166 codeKH-22

Oddar Meanchey (Khmer: ឧត្ដរមានជ័យ IPA: [ʔutdɑː miən cɨj] "Victorious Northwast") is a province (khaet) o Cambodie locatit in the remote northwast. It borders the provinces o Banteay Meanchey tae the east, Siem Reap tae the sooth an Preah Vihear tae the east. Its lang northren boondary demarcates pairt o Cambodie's international border with Thailand. The caipital is Samraong toun.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oddar Meanchey means "Victorious Northwast". The province's name is o Sanskrit oreegin through Pali an is derivit frae the wirds "uttarā" (उत्तर), meanin "upper, north, left side" (i.e. Northwest), an "jaya" (जय) which means "victory". "Mean" (មាន) is the Khmer wird for "tae hae".

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is subdividit intae 5 destricts.

  1. Anlong Veng
  2. Banteay Ampil
  3. Chong Kal
  4. Samraong
  5. Trapeang Prasat

Ecology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The territory o this province is located in the Dângrêk Muntains. There is a serious problem o deforestation in the aurie.[2] Forest fires are common in the dry forest an there is hintle illegal loggin as a result o economic land concessions an migrant forest encroachment.[3]

Services[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anerlie a few hoosehaulds in Oddar Meancheay hae access tae electricity.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The muntainous an forestit aurie that nou maks up Oddar Meancheay Province is pairt o a lairger region that wis ultimately returned bi Thailand tae Cambodie rule in 1946 follaein French diplomatic efforts at the end o Warld War II. The province wis offeecially organizit in 1966. Durin the Cambodie Ceevil War, the remote aurie wis used as a base bi the Khmer Rouge when they focht against the Khmer Republic led bi general Lon Nol.

The Khmer Rouge rebuilt their umwhile bases in the Dangrek muntain range aurie, alang the border wi Thailand an made Anlong Veng their main "caipital" frae 1989 till 1997. Oddar Meanchey Province is ane o the maist landmine-ridden auries in Cambodie.[4]

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. "Cambodia Signs Avoided Deforestation Carbon Agreements for Voluntary Carbon Standard Project". Archived frae the original on 17 December 2009. Retrieved 30 Julie 2012.
  3. "[[Community Forestry International]] - Oddar Meancheay". URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  4. "The European Union's Projects in Cambodia" (PDF). foodsecurity.gov.kh. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 22 Julie 2011. Retrieved 30 Julie 2012.