Pursat (/pˈsɒt/ poh-SOT; Khmer pronunciation: [poːˈsat̚]) is the capital of Pursat Province, Cambodia. Its name derived from a type of tree.[2] It lies on the Pursat River.

Pursat
ពោធិ៍សាត់
Pursat Skyline from the Large Ptel at its Entrance
Pursat Skyline from the Large Ptel at its Entrance
Pursat is located in Cambodia
Pursat
Pursat
Location of Pursat, Cambodia
Coordinates: 12°32′N 103°55′E / 12.533°N 103.917°E / 12.533; 103.917
Country Cambodia
ProvincePursat Province
DistrictSampov Meas District
Government
 • TypeCity
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total58,255

CultureEdit

People native to Pursat speak Khmer.

The city of Pursat is famous as the potent place of neak ta Khleang Moeung.

 
A school in Pursat

NotesEdit

  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. ^ Cambodian Ministry of Tourism

Coordinates: 12°32′N 103°55′E / 12.533°N 103.917°E / 12.533; 103.917