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Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear
Prasat Preah Vihear
Map o Cambodie heichlichtin Preah Vihear
Map o Cambodie heichlichtin Preah Vihear
Coordinates: 13°47′N 104°58′E / 13.783°N 104.967°E / 13.783; 104.967
Kintra Cambodie
CaipitalPhnom Tbeng Meanchey
 • GovrenorPreap Tan (CPP)
 • Total13788 km2 (5,324 sq mi)
 • Total170,852
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+07
Dialin code+855
ISO 3166 codeKH-13

Preah Vihear (Khmer: ព្រះវិហារ, IPA: [preə̯̆h ʋihiə] "Sacred Sanctuary") is a province (khaet) o Cambodie. It borders the provinces o Oddar Meanchey an Siem Reap tae the east, Kampong Thom tae the sooth an Stung Treng tae the wast. It's northren boondary forms pairt o Cambodie's internaitional border wi Thailand an Laos. The caipital is Phnom Tbeng Meanchey toun.

Description[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is namit efter the temple o Prasat Preah Vihear. The Dângrêk Muntains an the Cambodie/Thailand border are locatit in the north o Preah Vihear Province.

Preah Vihear is ane o the nine provinces that is pairt o the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.[2]

Several Wastren govrenments hae issued travel warnins tae their citizens advisin no tae travel tae this province due tae an ongoin border dispute atween Cambodie an Thailand. The Govrenment o Canadae haes advised "Armed forces from both countries are engaged in this ongoing dispute. There have been reports of exchanges of gunfire in the area. Tensions are extremely high and military hostilities could escalate without warning." [3]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is subdividit intae 7 destricts.

Steids[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Koh Ker complex: Koh Ker wis ance the caipital ceety o Khmer Empire
  • Bakan or Preah Khan Kompong Svay complex: 105 kilometres soothwast o the provincial toun, biggit unner the reign o King Suryavarman I (1002–1050)
  • Noreay Temples: five 7t century temples made o Sandstane, laterite an brick, 32 kilometres northeast o the toun. Biggit in the 7t century
  • Phnom Pralean temple: a temple biggit tae wirship Brahmanism, on top o a 180 metres hill
  • Neak Buos temple: 75 kilometres north o Tbaeng Meanchey
  • Krapum Chhouk temple: biggit in the 10t century in laterite an stane, 45 kilometres sooth o Tbaeng Meanchey
  • Kork Beng temple: a ruined laterite an sandstane temple biggit atween 936 an 951 bi a commander namit Kork on the order o King Jayavarman IV
  • Wat Peung Preah Ko: a place o wirship in bonnie natural surroondins believit tae possess strang supernatural pouers.
  • Preah Vihear Temple: biggit in the 12t century, locatit atween Thailand an Cambodie. It wis leetit as Warld Heritage Steid in 2008.

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. http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-en.asp?country=46000

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