Kampong Speu is the poorest province in Cambodia
Kampong Speu (Khmer: ខេត្តកំពង់ស្ពឺ – Khèt Kampong Speu) is located in Cambodia. Speu is the Khmer word for star fruit, but Kampong Speu is actually famous for its palm sugar and wine. This province is a natural and cultural resort, which is located at Tang Tonle Village and Ampe Phnom Village, So Por Tep Commune and Svay Kra Van Commune, Chbar Mon District in 48-Kilometer distance from Phnom Penh, then turning left for two more kilometres. The resort has natural rivers, especially the bigger Preaek Thnot River, which has many big trees growing along it and the mountain foot, a rocking bridge linking from Tang Tonle Village to Ampe Phnom Village. You may also see the old pagoda on a hill, what’s a worshipping place for Cambodian people, who go there during traditional festivals.
Kampong Speu province is located to the west of Phnom Penh capital bordered by Kampong Chhnang and Pursat to the North, Phnom Penh to the East, Kampot, and Takeo to the South and Koh Kong to the West. The area of the province is 7017 square kilometres. The topography is variable, from a large area of lowland paddy fields in the east to lowland/upland mosaics and upland forested areas in the West. Cambodia’s highest mountain, the Phnom Aural with 1813m altitude is located in the very North of this province. Kampong Speu is classified as a rural province.
Kampong Speu is a municipality; it is subdivided into 8 districts composed of 87 communes and 1308 villages.
0501 Basedth (បាសិត)
0502 Chbar Mon (ច្បារមន)
0503 Kong Pisei (គងពិសី)
0504 Aoral (ឱរ៉ាល់)
0505 Oudong (ឧដុង្គ)
0506 Phnom Sruoch (ភ្នំស្រួច)
0507 Samraong Tong (សំរោងទង)
0508 Thpong (ថ្ពង)
Kampong Speu has areas of 7,017 km2. The people of Kampong Speu live in 8 districts composed of 87 communes and 1308 villages. The population density of the province is nowadays approx. 102 persons/km2 compared to an average population density for Cambodia with 75 persons/km2.
Kampong Speu’s economy consists basically of rice and fruit cropping and fishery. It’s also noted by its famous palm sugar and wine. Especially the rural households depend on agriculture and its related sub-sectors.
Kampong Speu is also getting warm and humid temperature with the average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius. The country enjoys the 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.
-December and January are the coolest months
-The Hottest is April. During the rainy season between mid-April and mid-October, the Mekong swells and backs into the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), increasing the size of the lake almost threefold. Between November and April, winds are less strong and there are higher temperatures (up to 35°C). Within in tropical area, Banteay Meanchey province enjoys tropical climate – warm and humid.
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