Ratanakiri province

Coordinates: 13°44′N 107°0′E / 13.733°N 107.000°E / 13.733; 107.000
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Ratanakiri Province
Primitive thatched houses on stilts lining a dusty red dirt road. Surrounding vegetation includes a variety of trees and some banana plants.
Ratanakiri countryside
Map showing location of Ratanakiri in northeast Cambodia
Location of Ratanakiri in Cambodia
Coordinates: 13°44′N 107°0′E / 13.733°N 107.000°E / 13.733; 107.000
Country Cambodia
Established17 February 1959[1]
Named forKhmer: រតនៈ (gem) + គិរី (mountain)
CapitalBanlung Municipality
 • Total10,782 km2 (4,163 sq mi)
 • TotalIncrease 204,027
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)

Ratanakiri is a province in Cambodia. The capital city is Banlung. Ratanakiri Province was created in 1959 from land that had been the eastern area of Stung Treng Province.[3]

The Annamite Range of mountains is in the north. There are the Tonle San and Tonle Srepok rivers. Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary and Virachey National Park are both in the province.

There are 8 districts and 1 municipality:

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of Ratanakiri Province". ratanakiri.gov.kh (in Khmer). Ratanakiri Administration. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  2. "General Population Census of the Kingdom of Cambodia 2019". National Institute of Statistics. Ministry of Planning. June 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. Indigenous Peoples: Ethnic Minorities and Poverty Reduction, pp. 6–7.