Kandal Province

Kandal
កណ្ដាល
Province
Monument in Kandal
Monument in Kandal
Map of Cambodia highlighting Kandal Province
Map of Cambodia highlighting Kandal Province
Country Cambodia
CapitalTa Khmau
Government
 • GovernorMao Phirun (CPP)
Area
 • Total3,568 km2 (1,378 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 19th
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total1,265,805
 • RankRanked 2nd
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
 • Density rankRanked 2nd
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2009)Increase 0.653 (medium)
Time zoneUTC+07
ISO 3166 codeKH-8
Districts11
Communes146
Villages1087

Kandal (Khmer: កណ្ដាល, "Central") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located in the southeast portion of the country. It borders the provinces of Kampong Speu and Takeo to the west, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Cham to the north, Prey Veng to the east, and shares an international border with Vietnam to the south. Its capital and largest city is Ta Khmao, which is 20 km south of Phnom Penh. Kandal is one of the wealthier provinces in the country.

Geography

Physical

Kandal Province completely surrounds the capital Phnom Penh. The province is also a part of the greater Phnom Penh Metropolitan Area with more than a million people living in and around the province. While traveling out of Phnom Penh, the boundary between the two provinces is nearly unrecognizable.

The province consists of the typical plain wet area, covering rice fields and other agricultural plantations. The average altitude of the province is no more than 10 meters above sea level. The province also features two of the biggest rivers in the country, the Bassac and Mekong Rivers.[1]

Climate

The province has a warm and humid tropical climate. The monsoon season normally begins in May and runs through October, while the rest of the year is the dry season. The warmest period of the year occurs between March and May, while the coolest period is from November through March.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: محافظة كندال
Bân-lâm-gú: Kandal Séng
български: Кандал
català: Kândal
Deutsch: Kandal
한국어: 칸달 주
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Kandal
Kapampangan: Kandal Lalawigan
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Kandal
Nederlands: Kandal
日本語: カンダル州
norsk: Kandal
پنجابی: صوبہ کنڈال
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ខេត្តកណ្ដាល
polski: Kândal
português: Kandal
русский: Кандаль
suomi: Kândal
svenska: Kandal
Tiếng Việt: Kandal
中文: 干丹省