- Oddar Meanchey Province
— Province — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Cambodia Capital Samraong Area - Total 6,158 km2 (2,377.6 sq mi) Population (2008) - Total 185,443 - Density 30.1/km2 (78/sq mi) Time zone UTC+07 Dialing code +855 ISO 3166 code KH-22 Districts 5
Oddar Meanchey means "Northern Victory. The city's name is of Sanskrit origin and is derived from the words "uttarā" (उत्तर) and "jaya" (जय) which mean "northern victory" when they are put together.
The province is subdivided into 5 districts.
- Anlong Veng
- Banteay Ampil
- Chong Kal
- Trapeang Prasat
The territory of this province is located in the Dângrêk Mountains. There is a serious problem of deforestation in the area. Forest fires are common in the dry forest and there is much illegal logging as a result of economic land concessions and migrant forest encroachment.
Only a few households in Oddar Meancheay have access to electricity.
The Khmer Rouge rebuilt their former bases in the Dangrek mountain range area, along the border with Thailand and made Anlong Veng their main "capital" from 1989 till 1997. Nowadays Oddar Meanchey Province is one of the most landmine-ridden areas in Cambodia.
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- ^ "Cambodia Signs Avoided Deforestation Carbon Agreements for Voluntary Carbon Standard Project". http://www.pactworld.org/cs/news/cambodia_signs_avoided_deforestation_carbon_agreements_for_voluntary_carbon_standard_project.
- ^ "Community Forestry International - Oddar Meancheay". http://www.communityforestryinternational.org/whats_new.html.
- ^ "The European Union's Projects in Cambodia" (PDF). foodsecurity.gov.kh. http://www.foodsecurity.gov.kh/docs/ENG/ToC-ExecSumm-Oddar%20Meanchey%20Need%20Assesment-ENG.pdf.
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