Kampong Cham (city)

Kampong Cham (Khmer: ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម) is the capital city of Kampong Cham Province in eastern Cambodia. It is the 12th largest city in Cambodia with a population of 41,468 people (2010)and is located on the Mekong River. Kampong Cham is 124 kilometers northeast from Phnom Penh and can be reached by either boat or by asphalt road. It takes about 2.5 hours by vehicle or 2.5 hours by boat from Phnom Penh to the city of Kampong Cham. Its geographic location is 12.00°N, 105.46°E.

Kampong Cham

ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម
Kizuna Bridge
Kampong Cham is located in Cambodia
Kampong Cham
Kampong Cham
Location of Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Coordinates: 11°59′13.3″N 105°27′43.3″E / 11.987028°N 105.462028°E / 11.987028; 105.462028Coordinates: 11°59′13.3″N 105°27′43.3″E / 11.987028°N 105.462028°E / 11.987028; 105.462028
Country Cambodia
ProvinceKampong Cham
DistrictKampong Cham District
Government
 • TypeCity municipality
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total41,468
 • RankRanked 6th
Time zoneUTC+7 (Cambodia)

The city is connected to the district of Tbong khmum by the Kizuna bridge, the first in Cambodia to span the Mekong.

Administrative divisionEdit

The city is subdivided into four sangkats and 32 villages.

DemographicsEdit

PoliticEdit

The indirect election of city council in 2014 give the presidentship to CPP which has won 11 out of the 15 seats in the city council. The rest were won by CNRP.

EconomyEdit

EducationEdit

General EducationEdit

Higher EducationEdit

CultureEdit

Cityscape and architectureEdit

SportEdit

TransportEdit

Water supplyEdit

ClimateEdit

his city has a tropical climate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Kampong Cham is 27.7 °C. Precipitation here averages 1722 mm.

Climate data for Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37
(99)
36
(97)
37
(99)
35
(95)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
35
(95)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
32.9
(91.2)
34.1
(93.4)
34.7
(94.5)
33.5
(92.3)
32.2
(90.0)
31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
31.1
(88.0)
30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
27.4
(81.3)
29.5
(85.1)
29.7
(85.5)
29.1
(84.4)
28.1
(82.6)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
26.1
(79.0)
27.7
(81.9)
Average low °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
21.9
(71.4)
25.0
(77.0)
24.8
(76.6)
24.7
(76.5)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75.0)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
21.5
(70.7)
23.4
(74.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10
(50)
10
(50)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(64)
16
(61)
11
(52)
10
(50)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
33
(1.3)
86
(3.4)
242
(9.5)
228
(9.0)
224
(8.8)
271
(10.7)
263
(10.4)
247
(9.7)
106
(4.2)
12
(0.5)
1,721
(67.9)
Average relative humidity (%) 67 66 66 68 76 79 79 81 83 81 76 72 75
Source #1: Climate-Data.org (temp & precip)[2]
Source #2: Weatherbase (humidity)[3]

Place to seeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Census". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ "Climate: Kampong Cham". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA". Weatherbase. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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