List of cities and towns in Cambodia

A map of Cambodia.

List of municipalities in Cambodia by population edit

The figures listed in the table below come from the 2018 Commune Database (CDB) of Cambodia, published by the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD). These data are recorded differently to Cambodian census data and significant variations are to be expected between the two due to internal and external migration. The national census does not record population by city, rather by province. The only available method of estimating the population of a city is through the CDB, which is updated every two years.

For instance, the 2018 CDB suggests that 1,474,489 people were living in Phnom Penh municipality,[1] whereas the 2019 census (which only preliminary results have been released for) suggests 2,129,371.[2]

The figures listed in the table below are based on the most recently published Commune Database. However, the population in Phnom Penh and other major urban centers, such as Siem Reap, Battambang, and Sihanoukville will be underestimated; while the population in smaller provincial municipalities, particularly those on the border with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, will be overestimated. The most accurate information is available in the 2019 census, which provides information on the de facto population i.e. the precise population at the time the census was recorded,[2] rather than official data recorded in Commune offices. To date, no information disaggregated by city is available from any census.

The size of municipal populations is based upon the municipal area and there are other smaller urbanized towns in Cambodia with significant populations, which are part of larger districts, such as Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province. It is not really possible to estimate the population of these urban areas using the CDB.

Cities edit

Name Province Population[3] Image
Phnom Penh Phnom Penh 2,281,951
Siem Reap Siem Reap 245,494  
Battambang Battambang 119,251  
Serei Saophoan Banteay Meanchey 99,019  
Poipet Banteay Meanchey 98,934  
Ta Khmau Kandal 75,629  
Sihanoukville Sihanoukville 73,036
Samraong Oddar Meanchey 70,944  
Pursat Pursat 58,355  
Stueng Saen Kampong Thom 53,118  
Chbar Mon Kampong Speu 50,359  
Bavet Svay Rieng 43,783  
Doun Kaev Takéo 43,402  
Svay Rieng Svay Rieng 41,424  
Kampong Chhnang Kampong Chhnang 41,080  
Kampong Cham Kampong Cham 38,365  
Pailin Pailin 37,393  
Prey Veng Prey Veng 36,254  
Suong Tboung Khmum 35,054  
Kampot Kampot 32,053  
Banlung Ratanakiri 30,399  
Khemarak Phoumin Koh Kong 28,836  
Kratié Kratié 28,317  
Preah Vihear Preah Vihear 24,360  
Sen Monorom Mondulkiri 13,195
Kep Kep 5,470  
Koh Rong[4] Sihanoukville 4,000  

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Ministry of Planning (2018) 'Commune Database' [1] Accessed 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Planning (2019)'General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019: Provisional Population Totals' [2] Accessed 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ "General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019 – Final Results" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics. Ministry of Planning. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Koh Rong islands to form Kingdom's newest city". Khmer Times. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2021.