Koh Kong Province
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|Pop. density:||11.8 inh./km²|
The province is subdivided into 8 districts (srŏk).
- 0901 Botum Sakor - បូទុមសាគរ
- 0902 Kiri Sakor - គីរីសាគរ
- 0903 Kaôh Kŏng - កោះកុង
- 0904 Smach Mean Chey - ស្មាច់មានជ័យ
- 0905 Mondol Seima - មណ្ឌលសីម៉ា
- 0906 Srae Ambel - ស្រែអំបិល
- 0907 Thmo Bang - ថ្មបាំង
- 0908 Kampong Seila - កំពង់សីលា
The most south-western province of Cambodia, Koh Kong has a long undeveloped coastline and a mountainous, forested and largely inaccessible interior which embraces part of the Cardamom Mountains. Its tourist attractions include casinos and waterfalls, while an Export Processing Zone and new port facilities are being developed for trade.
The province is an increasingly popular gateway to Cambodia from Hat Lek in southern Thailand, in part due to the reasonably direct access to the port and beach resort town of Sihanoukville. While this was previously a gruelling journey by boat and pickup on rough roads using small ferries at river crossings, the donation by the Thai government of new road infrastructure is improving access greatly.Phnom Phen to Sihanoukville highway, with the exception of a series of four bridges which should be completed and opened by late 2008. In the meantime vehicular ferries are still in use, including at sites where two of the bridges have been completed.