Kampong Thom city

Kampong Thom (Khmer: ក្រុងកំពង់ធំ), also Krong Kampong Thom, is the capital city of Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia lying on the bank of the Steung Saen River.[2][3] It is a mid-way stopover on the National Highway No 6 halfway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.[4]

Kampong Thom
ក្រុងកំពង់ធំ
Kampong Thom City
Steung Saen
Steung Saen
Kampong Thom is located in Cambodia
Kampong Thom
Kampong Thom
Location of Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°42′N 104°54′E / 12.700°N 104.900°E / 12.700; 104.900
Country Cambodia
ProvinceKampong Thom
DistrictStueng Saen District
Area
 • Total367.5 km2 (141.9 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total53,118
Time zoneUTC+7 (Cambodia)

The Kampong Thom High School is North of the river bridge, and the Kampong Thom Market is on the south side of the bridge, followed by the main street and dual carriageway. Further south along the road is Steung Saen (Khmer: ក្រុងស្ទឹងសែន) also a district in Kampong Thom Province and a side road to the Floating Pagoda (វត្ត ក្ដីអណ្ដែត).

One of Kampong Thom's landmarks is a roundabout with a statue of an elephant fighting two tigers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019 – Final Results" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics. Ministry of Planning. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. ^ Communicating Climate-Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, John C. Eichelberger 3319201611 2015 "Kampong Thom is one of the major regional centers in central Cambodia and is located on the lower Stung Sen River basin."
  3. ^ "Kampong Thom, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River". Archived from the original on 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  4. ^ Matt Jacobson Adventure Cambodia: An Explorer's Travel Guide 9749575539 2004 p131 "Highway 6 continues on to the left, going to Kampong Thom and Siem Reap."

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Coordinates: 12°42′N 104°54′E / 12.700°N 104.900°E / 12.700; 104.900