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Road No. 3 near the central market
Road No. 3 near the central market
Location within Battambang Province
Location within Battambang Province
Battambang is located in Cambodia
Battambang is located in Asia
Coordinates: 13°06′N 103°12′E / 13.100°N 103.200°E / 13.100; 103.200
Settled11th century
 • TypeCity municipality
 • Total293 km2 (113 sq mi)
39 m (128 ft)
 • Total119,251
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area code+855
WebsiteCity of Battambang

Battambang, (Khmer: ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង) is a city in Northwest Cambodia. It is the capital and largest city of Battambang Province in Northwest Cambodia. It is the 3rd largest city in Cambodia after Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

History[change | change source]

The city was settled at the 11th century. Battambang's population was centered along a single road parallel to the Sangkae River. In the 18th century, there are now 2,500 people living in Battambang in that time. In 1795, modern-day Thailand got the following provinces of Cambodia: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin, and Siem Reap. The Thai ruled Battambang as a provincial capital of Battambang in Thailand, through the Thai speaking Abbhaiwongae family of Cambodia, which was until 1907, when the province and entire Cambodia became part of the French Indochina colony.

Geography[change | change source]

Battambang is the capital and largest city of Battambang Province. It lies at the northwest part of Cambodia. It's location was 13°06’N, 103°12’E. The city is 280 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh, 163 kilometers west of Siem Reap, and 114 kilometers southwest from Poi Pet and the Cambodia-Thailand border.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2019, Battambang has 119,251 people living in the city of Battambang.

Dominant religion[change | change source]

Theravada Buddhism is the pre-dominant religion of Krong Battambang, Cambodia. The Buddhist temples of the city are Ek Phnom Pagoda, Wat Kandal, Wat Sampeu, and Wat Samrong Knong.

Administration[change | change source]

The district is subdivided into 10 communes (khum).[2]

Communes and villages[change | change source]

Khum (Commune) Phum (Villages)
Tuol Ta Aek Ou Ta Kam Muoy, Ou Ta Kam Pir, Ou Ta Kam Bei, Tuol Ta Aek, Dangkao Teab
Preaek Preah Sdach Preaek Preah Sdach, Preaek Ta Tan, Dabbei Meakkakra, Ou Khcheay, La Edth, Num Krieb, Baek Chan Thmei, Chamkar Ruessei
Rotanak Rumchek Muoy, Rumchek Pir, Rumchek Bei, Rumchek Buon, Rumchek Pram, Souphi Muoy, Souphi Pir, Rotanak
Chamkar Samraong Chamkar Samraong Muoy, Chamkar Samraong Pir, Voat Lieb, Voat Rumduol, Phka Sla
Sla Kaet Sla Kaet, Dam Spey, Chrey Kaong
Kdol Doun Teav Chong Preaek, Kdol, Ou Ta Nob, Ta Pruoch, Ta Koy, Kantuot, Thkov
Ou Mal Ou Mal, Dak Sasar, Sala Balat, Prey Dach, Kouk Ponley, Voat Roka, Koun Sek, Andoung Pring, Boeng Reang, Prey Roka
Voat Kor Voat Kor, Chrab Krasang, Ballang, Khsach Pouy, Damnak Luong, Kampong Seima
Ou Char Ou Char, Prey Koun Sek, Kab Kou Thmei, Andoung Chenh, Anhchanh, Ang
Svay Pao Preaek Moha Tep, Kampong Krabei, Mphey Osakphea, Kammeakkar

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019 – Final Results" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics. Ministry of Planning. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. Statistics of the Cambodian Government Archived December 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine