Kampong Chhnang Municipality

Kampong Chhnang Municipality (Khmer: ស្រុកកំពង់ឆ្នាំង) is a municipality (krong) in the centre of Kampong Chhnang Province in central Cambodia. This is classed as an urban district and the provincial capital Kampong Chhnang lies within the municipality. The district is quite small and encompasses the provincial town and nearby communes. Kampong Chhnang is the smallest district in Kampong Chhnang province and is surrounded by other Kampong Chhnang districts. The Tonle Sap river lies on the north and eastern borders of the district.[2]

Kampong Chhnang Municipality

ស្រុកកំពង់ឆ្នាំង

Krong Kampong Chhnang
Kampong Chhnang Municipality is located in Cambodia
Kampong Chhnang Municipality
Kampong Chhnang Municipality
Location in Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°15′N 104°40′E / 12.250°N 104.667°E / 12.250; 104.667
Country Cambodia
ProvinceKampong Chhnang
Communes4
Villages26
CapitalKampong Chhnang
Government
 • MayorHay Monorom
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total43,130
Time zone+7
Geocode0403

The district is a significant transportation hub for both road and water transport. Kampong Chhnang is the smallest district in Kampong Chhnang province by land area but is densely populated. National Highway 5 which runs from Phnom Penh to Poipet in Banteay Meanchey enters the district in the south and exits to the north west. National Road 53 begins here and runs south west to meet the National Railway line at Romeas in Tuek Phos district. Numerous smaller provincial roads begin in the centre of the district. One of these runs north east for 2 kilometres to Kampong Chhnang Port in Phsar Chhnang commune.[3]

LocationEdit

Kampong Chhnang district lies in the centre of the province and is surrounded by other Kampong Chhnang districts. Reading from the north clockwise, Kampong Chhnang borders with Kampong Leang district to the north and north east. The south eastern border of the district is shared with Chol Kiri district. At this point the Tonle Sap river has three arms. The southern arm is located within the district and the middle arm is part of the district to midstream. To the south and the west the district shares a border with Rola B'ier District.[4]

AdministrationEdit

The district is subdivided into 4 communes (khum) and 26 villages (phum).[5] The Kampong Chhnang district governor reports to His Excellency Touch Marim, the Governor of Kampong Chhnang. The following table shows the villages of Kampong Chhnang district by commune.

Khum (Communes) Phum (Villages)
Phsar Chhnang Phsar Leu, Phsar Chhnang, Chong Kaoh, Samraong, Kaoh Krabei, Trapeang Bei, Kampong Ous, Kandal
Kampong Chhnang Srae Pring, Damnak Popul, La Tuek Trei, Kandal, Trapeang Choek Sa, Tuol Kralanh
Ph'er B'er, Thommeak Yutt, Mong Barang, Khleang Prak
Khsam Ti Muoy, Ti Pir, Ti Bei, Ti Buon, Ti Pram, Ti Prammuoy, Ti Prampir, Ti Prambei

DemographicsEdit

According to the 1998 Census, the population of the district was 41,703 persons in 7,692 households in 1998. This population consisted of 20,133 males (48.3%) and 21,570 females (51.7%). With a population of over 40,000 people, Kampong Chhnang has an average district population for Kampong Chhnang province. The average household size in Kampong Chhnang is 5.4 persons per household, which is slightly smaller than the urban average for Cambodia (5.5 persons). The sex ratio in the district is 93.3%, with significantly more females than males.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Economic Census of Cambodia 2011 Provincial Report 04 Kampong Chhnang Province"
  2. ^ Total Road Atlas of Cambodia 2006 (3rd ed.). Total Cambodge. 2006. p. 42.
  3. ^ Cambodia Road Network (Version 03-00 ed.). Ministry of Public Works and Transport. 2001.
  4. ^ "Kampong Chhnang Provincial Resources". Ministry of Commerce. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  5. ^ "Kampong Chhnang Administration". Royal Government of Cambodia. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  6. ^ General Population Census of Cambodia, 1998: Village Gazetteer. National Institute of Statistics. February 2000. pp. 1–15.

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Coordinates: 12°15′N 104°40′E / 12.250°N 104.667°E / 12.250; 104.667