The province Tbong Khmum was created at the end of 2013. "Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes, Edition 2" (GENC), a U.S. standard
that's supposed to correspond to ISO 3166-2, was issued on 2014-03-31. It gives Tbong Khmum the code
KH-25. Its codes for all
the other provinces match the ISO codes. The ISO maintenance committee has circulated a document N849, dated 2015-10-02. If it is
approved, the ISO code for Tbong Khmum will be
KH-25, as expected.
Update 2 to "Geopolitical Entities and Codes" (GEC) was published on 2010-11-30. It is the successor standard to FIPS 10-4. In Cambodia,
it introduces modified transliterations of three province names. Update 17, dated 2014-09-30, shows the code
CB31 for Tbong
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter number I-4, dated 2002-12-10, and Change Notice 6 to FIPS PUB 10-4, published on 2001-01-28, both show the separation of Krong Pailin from Bătdâmbâng.
International standard ISO 3166-2 was published on 1998-12-15. It superseded ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard), which came out in fall 1996. Change Notice 1 for FIPS PUB 10-4 is dated 1998-12-01. The final ISO standard and the changed FIPS standard both show Cambodia divided into twenty provinces and three municipalities. They reflect changes which took place in about 1995. Between the draft and the final version of ISO 3166-2, all of the province codes were changed from two-letter codes to numbers. The following table shows the current divisions of Cambodia.
At the beginning of the 20th century, most of Cambodia was part of French Indo-China, a French protectorate; the rest of it was in Siam. In 1907, the British and French delimited their respective "spheres of influence" in Siam. The French part, consisting of most of what are now the provinces of Bântéay Méanchey, Bătdâmbâng, Ŏtdâr Méanchey, and Siĕmréab, was quickly annexed to French Indo-China. French Indo-China at that time comprised the territories of Annam, Cambodge (Cambodia), Cochinchine (Cochin-China), Kouang-Tchéou-Wan (Kwangchowan), Laos, and Tongking. Kwangchowan was leased from China. In 1946, France surrendered its lease. On 1949-07-19, French Indo-China was granted independence as three Associate States of the French Union: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. On 1970-10-09, Cambodia changed its name to the Khmer Republic. On 1979-01-08, it changed once again, to Kampuchea. In the 1980s, each political faction wanted to impose its preferred name, and the rest of the world has quietly gone back to using Cambodia.
Named for Kambu, legendary patriarch
Cambodia is divided into twenty-four khêt (provinces) and one krong (autonomous municipality).
|Kâmpóng Cham||1,679,992||1,608,914||9,799||3,783||Kâmpóng Cham|
|Kâmpóng Chhnăng||472,341||417,693||5,521||2,132||Kâmpóng Chhnang|
|Kâmpóng Spœ||716,944||598,882||7,017||2,709||Kâmpóng Spoe|
|Kâmpóng Thum||631,409||569,060||13,814||5,334||Kâmpóng Thum|
|Kaôh Kŏng||117,481||132,106||11,160||4,309||Krong Kaôh Kong|
|Krong Keb||35,753||28,660||336||130||Krong Keb|
|Krong Pailin||70,486||22,906||803||310||Krong Pailin|
|Krŏng Preăh Sihanouk||221,396||155,690||868||335||Kâmpóng Saôm|
|Phnom Penh||1,327,615||999,804||290||112||Phnom Penh|
|Preăh Vihéar||171,139||119,261||13,788||5,324||Phnum Tbêng Méanchey|
|Prey Vêng||947,372||946,042||4,883||1,885||Prey Vêng|
|Stœ̆ng Trêng||111,671||81,074||11,092||4,283||Stoeng Trêng|
|Svay Riĕng||482,788||478,252||2,966||1,145||Svay Rieng|
|Tbong Khmum||Tbong Khmum|
See the Districts of Cambodia page.
The secondary subdivisions of Cambodia are 185 districts, which are further subdivided into communes.
Thmei Island, Tônsay Island, and Set Island (Sês) are in Kâmpôt province, Cambodia. Facing them across the border from the Vietnamese side are Phu Quoc Island and the Hai Tac Islands. Farther out in the Gulf of Thailand, the islands of Poulo Wai (Ko Way), Kaoh Prins (Prins Island), and Kaoh Tang (Tang Island) belong to Cambodia.
The UN LOCODE page for Cambodia lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
|Kompong Cham||p||819,764||9,491||Kompong Cham|
|Kompong Chhnang||p||272,796||5,350||Kompong Chhnang|
|Kompong Speu||p||307,998||6,800||Kompong Speu|
|Kompong Thom||p||320,849||26,750||Kompong Thom|
|Mondol Kiri||p||14,325||13,848||Mondol Kiri|
|Prey Veng||p||486,608||4,732||Prey Veng|
|Siem Reap||p||310,305||15,950||Siem Reap|
|Soai Rieng||p||287,831||2,874||Soai Rieng|
|Stung Treng||p||34,471||10,750||Stung Treng|
|Kâmpóng Cham||999,000||9,799||3,783||Kâmpóng Cham|
|Kâmpóng Chhnăng||333,000||5,521||2,132||Kâmpóng Chhnăng|
|Kâmpóng Saôm||8,000||68||26||Kâmpóng Saôm|
|Kâmpóng Spœ||374,000||7,017||2,709||Kâmpóng Spœ|
|Kâmpóng Thum||390,000||27,602||10,657||Kâmpóng Thum|
|Kaôh Kŏng||48,000||11,161||4,309||Krŏng Kaôh Kŏng|
|Phnom Penh||479,000||46||18||Phnom Penh|
|Preăh Vihéar||Phnum Tbêng Méanchey|
|Prey Vêng||592,000||4,883||1,885||Prey Vêng|
|Stœ̆ng Trêng||42,000||11,092||4,283||Stœ̆ng Trêng|
|Svay Riĕng||352,000||2,966||1,145||Svay Riĕng|
KH.KM). These are the districts to the east of the Mekong River.
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