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Oddar Meanchey province is 6,158 square kilometres. The province is located in the far Northwest of Cambodia and is bordering to the North with a lengthy border to Thailand, to the East with Preah Vihear province, to the West with Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap province to the South. In the North the province consists of the re-known Dangkrek Mountains, which are more or less the hill foods of the massive mountain range (the real Dangkrek Mountains) coming from Thailand.

There is a nice interesting wildlife sanctuary called Kulen Promtep in the Southeast of the province. The rest of the province is an agricultural used strip, where the illegal logging of the 1980s and 1990s shows its rampant face.


The current population in this province is about 102,835 people or 0,7% of the country’s total population (14,363,519 person in Cambodia, 2007, provincial government data), with 52,650 male and 50,185 female. The population density is therefore 16,7 people per square kilometre.


Within in tropical area, Oddor Meanchey province enjoy tropical climate – warm and humid. In the monsoon season following the temperature:

  • Hot season: March- May (27c -35c)
  • Rainy season: May – October (24c-32c.)
  • Cool season: November- March (22c-28c)
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