Tboung Khmum

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Tboung Khmum, or Tbong Khmum, (Khmer: ខេត្តត្បូងឃ្មុំ, IPA: [tɓouŋ kʰmum], “Amber”) is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located on the central lowlands of the Mekong River. It borders the provinces of Kampong Cham to the west, Kratié to the north, Prey Veng to the south, and shares an international border with Vietnam to the east. Its capital city is Suong. The province’s name consists of two words in Khmer, tboung (gem, precious jewel) and khmum (bee), which together mean “amber”.

Tboung Khmum Province was formed when Kampong Cham Province was split in two by a royal decree signed on 31 December 2013 by King Norodom Sihamoni on the recommendation of Prime Minister Hun Sen. The request by Hun Sen’s government to split the province, which was ostensibly for the purpose of improving administrative efficiency in the large province, was made after his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) lost the province to the opposition in the July 2013 elections. The CPP won only eight of the available 18 National Assembly seats in Hun Sen’s home province. The 10 districts that remain in Kampong Cham province overwhelmingly voted for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, led by Sam Rainsy, while five of the six districts cut out from Kampong Cham to form Tboung Khmum Province were won solidly by the CPP.

Tboung Khmum Province

General Information

Tboung Khmum (Bee’s Diamond) is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located on the central lowlands of the Mekong River. It borders the provinces of Kampong Cham to the west, Kratié to the north, Prey Veng to the south, and shares an international border with Vietnam to the east. Its capital city is Suong. The province’s name consists of two words in Khmer, tboung (gem, precious jewel) and khmum (bee), which together mean “amber”.

Tboung Khmum Province was formed when Kampong Cham Province was split in two by a royal decree signed on 31 December 2013 by King Norodom Sihamoni on the recommendation of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Suong is the capital city of Tboung Khmum Province in Cambodia.

The province is subdivided into 6 districts and one city.

  • Dambae
  • Krouch Chhmar
  • Memot
  • Ou Reang Ov
  • Ponhea Kraek
  • Tboung Khmum
  • Krong Suong

Geography

It borders the provinces of Kampong Cham to the west, Kratié to the north, Prey Veng to the south, and shares an international border with Vietnam to the east. Its capital is Suong. The province’s name consists of two words in Khmer, tboung (gem, precious jewel) and khmum (bee), which together mean “amber”.

Population

Population (2008)

  • Total 754,000
  • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)

Climate

The country has a tropical climate – warm and humid. 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. Travelers need not fear natural disasters such as erupting volcanoes or earthquakes, and the country is not directly affected by tropical storms.

Climate: Cambodia can be visited throughout the year. However, those plans to travel extensively by road should be avoided in the last two months of the rainy season when some countryside roads may be impassable. The average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature is about 16 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, whereas the hottest is April.

General information about the provincial climate:
– Cool-season: November- March (22-28c)
– Hot season: March-May (27c -34c)
– Rainy season: May – October (24-32c, with humidity up to 90%.)

Economy

Map of Tboung Khmum