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Kampong Thom ( ) is a province of Cambodiamarker. Its capital is Kampong Thommarker, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen river. Kampong Thom is one of the provinces that borders the Tonle Sap Great Lake.

Kampong Thom is Cambodia's second largest province by area. Prasat Sambor Prei Kukmarker and Prasat Andet are two of the main Angkorian temples in the province. There are a number of other significant Angkorian sites.

The province is subdivided into 8 districts.

Kampong Thom is one of the nine provinces that is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

History

Kompong Tom was a powerful capital in south-east Asia during the Funan period.

Geography

Happy children in Kampong Thom.
Two of the three core areas in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve are located in Kampong Thom.
  • Boeng Chhmarmarker (14,560 hectares), and
  • Stung Saen (6,355 hectares).


Economy

Much of Kampong Thom is located on the floodplain of the Tonle Sapmarker lake. In 2003-04 it was a significant producer of wild fish (18,800 tons) and the fourth largest producer of fish through aquaculture in Cambodia (1,800 tons). Most fish-raising is by home production, with a growing segment devoted to rice field aquaculture.

Kampong Thom is also one of the largest producers of cashew nuts in Cambodia, with 6,371 hectares under production in 2003-04.

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