Kampong Cham Location Profile
Kampong Cham (also spelled Kompong Cham) province is located in southeastern Cambodia and is part of the lower plains of the Mekong River.
Kampong Cham means "Port of the Chams" in Khmer - Kampong means port, while Cham is a reference to the ethnic Cham people living in the Cambodian province.
The capital of Kampong Cham city is located 124 kilometres away from the nation’s capital of Phnom Penh. Kompong Cham is regarded as a local land and water transport hub and the province is an intersection in Cambodia with bus and road transport frequently stopping here before venturing onto Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, and other provinces.
Kampong Cham has been long regarded as an agricultural hub for Cambodia, and agri-business has driven the local economy and enabled Kampong Cham to prosper economically and socially. Agri-business also provides the foundation for further economic development and investment opportunities.