Kampong Cham
ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម
Kizuna Bridge
Kampong Cham is located in Cambodia
Kampong Cham
Kampong Cham
Location of Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Coordinates: 11°59′13.3″N 105°27′43.3″E / 11.987028°N 105.462028°E / 11.987028; 105.462028Coordinates: 11°59′13.3″N 105°27′43.3″E / 11.987028°N 105.462028°E / 11.987028; 105.462028
Country Cambodia
ProvinceKampong Cham
DistrictKampong Cham District
Government
 • TypeCity municipality
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total38,365
Time zoneUTC+7 (Cambodia)

Kampong Cham (Khmer: ក្រុងកំពង់ចាម) is the capital city of Kampong Cham Province in eastern Cambodia. It is the 12th largest city in Cambodia with a population of 61,750 people (2021)[2] and is located on the Mekong River. Kampong Cham is 124 kilometers northeast from Phnom Penh and can be reached by either boat or by asphalt road. It takes about 2.5 hours by vehicle or 2.5 hours by boat from Phnom Penh to the city of Kampong Cham.

The city is connected to the district of Tbong khmum by the Kizuna bridge, the first in Cambodia to span the Mekong.

Administrative division

The city is subdivided into four sangkats and 32 villages.

Politic

The indirect election of city council in 2014 give the presidentship to CPP which has won 11 out of the 15 seats in the city council. The rest were won by CNRP.

Sport

Kampong Cham has a great outdoor Olympic size 50 meter swimming pool with 5 and 10 meter diving boards. As of January 2020 the entry cost was $2 USD. There is a swim club, coached by Japanese volunteers.

Climate

The city has a tropical climate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Kampong Cham is 27.7 °C. Precipitation here averages 1721 mm.

Climate data for Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37
(99)
36
(97)
37
(99)
35
(95)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
35
(95)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
32.9
(91.2)
34.1
(93.4)
34.7
(94.5)
33.5
(92.3)
32.2
(90.0)
31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
31.1
(88.0)
30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
27.4
(81.3)
29.5
(85.1)
29.7
(85.5)
29.1
(84.4)
28.1
(82.6)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
26.1
(79.0)
27.7
(81.9)
Average low °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
21.9
(71.4)
25.0
(77.0)
24.8
(76.6)
24.7
(76.5)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75.0)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
21.5
(70.7)
23.4
(74.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10
(50)
10
(50)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(64)
16
(61)
11
(52)
10
(50)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
33
(1.3)
86
(3.4)
242
(9.5)
228
(9.0)
224
(8.8)
271
(10.7)
263
(10.4)
247
(9.7)
106
(4.2)
12
(0.5)
1,721
(67.9)
Average relative humidity (%) 67 66 66 68 76 79 79 81 83 81 76 72 75
Source 1: Climate-Data.org (temp & precip)[3]
Source 2: Weatherbase (humidity)[4]

See also

References

  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. ^ "World Population Review of Kampong Cham city". World Population Review. Retrieved 8 April 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Climate: Kampong Cham". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA". Weatherbase. Retrieved 19 May 2016.