Pursat Province

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Pursat Province

ខេត្តពោធិ៏សាត់
Sompove Meas Island
Sompove Meas Island
Map of Cambodia highlighting Pursat
Map of Cambodia highlighting Pursat
Coordinates: 12°32′N 103°55′E / 12.533°N 103.917°E / 12.533; 103.917Coordinates: 12°32′N 103°55′E / 12.533°N 103.917°E / 12.533; 103.917
CountryCambodia
Provincial status1907
CapitalPursat
Area
 • Total12,692 km2 (4,900 sq mi)
Population
 (2019 census)[1]
 • TotalIncrease 411,759
 • Density32/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Dialing code+855
ISO 3166 codeKH-15
Districts6

Pursat is a province in Cambodia. The capital city is also named Pursat.

It is between the Tonlé Sap and the Cardamom Mountains. The Pursat River bisects the province. It is one of the nine provinces that are part of the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve.[2] Pursat is home to Wat Bakan, considered to be among the oldest active pagodas in Cambodia.[3]

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

The province is divided into 6 districts and 1 municipality:

References[change | change source]

  1. "General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019". National Institute of Statistics. Ministry of Planning. June 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Environmental Information Database
  3. History of Bakan Pagoda, Kambuja Soriya Magazine, Volume 2, 2003, Buddhist Institute, Phnom Penh