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Geography Overview

Kampong Chhnang (Khmer: ខេត្តកំពង់ឆ្នាំង – Khet Kampong Chhang) is located at the heart of Cambodia. Its bordering Kampong Thom to the North, Kampong Cham to the East, Kampong Speu to the South and Pursat to the West. This province is not only at the fertile and almost ever-wet heart of Cambodia, but also just a 91km ride from Phnom Penh, so it’s a quick jaunt up.

Its capital is Kampong Chhnang town. Kampong Chhnang is one of the nine provinces that is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.Due to its location next to the Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnang’s population is predominantly in fishery and rice plantation involved.

Especially the provincial capital Kampong Chhnang, which is an easygoing river port town that is worth a visit, focuses on fishery and therefore features a big fishery port. It is, easy to get to from Phnom Penh via national road number 5, passing by the former capital of Udong. Khan Pailin (4 Sangkats, 36 villages).


Kampong Chhnang is a municipality, It is subdivided into 8 districts, 69 commune and 553 Villages. K ampong Chhnang is one of the nine provinces that is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

ISO Code District Romanization Population Communes Villages
0401 Baribour ស្រុកបរិបូណ៌
0402 Chol Kiri ស្រុកជលគីរី
0403 Kampong Chhnang City ក្រុងកំពង់ឆ្នាំង
0404 Kampong Leaeng ស្រុកកំពង់លែង
0405 Kampong Tralach ស្រុកកំពង់ត្រឡាច
0406 olea B’ier ស្រុករលាប្អៀរ
0407 Sameakki Mean Chey ស្រុកសាមគ្គីមានជ័យ
0408 Tuek Phos District ស្រុកទឹកផុស


According to Government Census 1998, The total population in Kampong Chhnang is 538,163 person including 259,347 male and 278,816 female or 3.6% of the total population, which is 14,363,519 person in whole Cambodia (2007, provincial government data). The growth rate is 2.4%. The above number is also consisting of 407,453 persons or 85.5% who are farmers, 29,250 persons or 6% who are fishermen, 35,076 persons or 7.5% who are traders and 4,783 persons or 1% who are government officers.

Kampong Chhnang’s local economy is based mainly on fishery, rice and fruit cropping and several garment factories. Especially rural households depend on agriculture and its related sub-sectors.


Kampong Chhnanag is also get warm and humid temperature with average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius. The country enjoy tropical climate with warm and humid temperature. In the monsoon season, abundant rain allows for the cultivation of a wide variety of crops. This year-round tropical climate makes Cambodia ideal for developing tourism.

  • Rainy Season (May – October – 27-35c) with humidity up to 90%
  • Cool Season (November- March) (18-28c)
  • Hot Season (March- May – 28c -36
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