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Oddar Meanchey Province
Oddar Meanchey is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located in the remote northwest. It borders the provinces of Banteay Meanchey to the west, Siem Reap to the south and Preah Vihear to the east. Its long northern boundary demarcates part of Cambodia's international border with Thailand. The capital is Samraong town.EtymologyOddar Meanchey means "Victorious North". The province's name is of Sanskrit origin through Pali and is derived from the words "uttarā" (उत्तर), meaning "north", and "jaya" (जय) which means "victory". Khmer "Mean" (មាន) means "to have".Administrative divisionsThe province is subdivided into 5 districts.EcologyThe territory of this province is located in the Dângrêk Mountains. There is a serious problem of deforestation in the area. However, the first community-based mosaic REDD+ project in Asia was awarded Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard validation for its forest conservation work in the province. 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.ServicesElectricity is common in the provincial capital of Samraong and in other parts of Oddar Meanchey.Use our world travel planner: Oddar Meanchey Province and all its delights await.
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