Kompong Som

Kompong Som (kämˈpôngˈ sôm) [key], formerly Sihanoukville sēˈənŏkˌvĭlˌ, city and seaport (1994 est. pop. 75,000), located in but politically independent of Kampot prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. Although a new city (completed 1960), it is the principal deepwater port and commercial outlet of Cambodia. The city and port were built on mud flats, with French aid, and grew with the construction of a highway and railroad to Phnom Penh. Kompong Som has an international airport.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Kompong Som from Fact Monster:

  • Kampot - Kampot Kampot , town, capital of Kampot prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. It is a seaport ...
  • Sihanoukville - Sihanoukville: Sihanoukville: see Kompong Som.
  • Phnom Penh - Phnom Penh Phnom Penh or Phnum Penh, city (1994 est. pop. 527,000), capital of Cambodia, SW ...
  • Encyclopedia: Cambodian Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Cambodian Political Geography.
  • Cambodia: Economy - Economy Cambodia is one of the world's poorest nations, its economy and its political life ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Cambodian Political Geography