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Cambodia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 12,120   Population 2000 (UN '000) 13,104
Area (km2) 179,492   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 11
Number of Administrative Units 1,604   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 8
Number of Urban Extents 26   Number of Settlement Points 27

Cambodia Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Cambodia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Province
Level2 Type District
Level3 Type Commune
Level4 Type Village
Number of Units 1,604
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 8
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1998
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 8,907
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 10,537
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 12,120
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 9,630
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 11,393
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 13,104
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 179,492
Average Input Resolution (km) 11
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 27
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,211,304
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,820
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 82,602
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 26
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 219
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 44
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 1,132
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,050,322
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,015
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 74,614
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,939,968
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 15%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 18%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 11
Regression-estimated Extents 21
Digital Chart of the World 5
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1998 Population Census of Cambodia provided by the Cambodia Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction; Department of Geography. Population data for 1994 provided by the Cambodia National Institute of Statistics and have been obtained in digital form from the UNSTAT/POPMAP Project
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Cambodia Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Department of Geography.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Columbia Gazetteer, Getty, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Municipalities of Phnom Penh, Bokor and Kep and 13 additional urban centres.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Many of the 1994 district (administrative level 2) units were split into multiple units by 1998. Additionally, the boundary divisions between these units changed in some cases. We reaggregated the population of the 1998 units to match the 1994 boundaries as follows: * Sampov Lun, Malai, and Ou Chrov (1998) were aggregated to match Serey Sophorn (1994). * Bavel, Phnum Proek, and Kamrieng (1998) were aggregated to match Bavel (1994). * Rotonak Mondol, Samlout, Khad Pailin, and Sala Kroa (1998) were aggregated to match Rattanak Mondul (1994). * Phnum Kravanh and Veal Veaeng (1998) were aggregated to match Kravanh (1994). * Kampong Trach, Damnak Chang''aeur, Kaeb, and Kampot (1998) were aggregated to match an aggregation of Kampong Trach and Kampot DC (1994). * Kiri Sakor, Kaoh Kong, and Mittakpheap (1998) were aggregated to match an aggregation of Kiri Sakor, Koh Kong DC, and Mittapheap (1994). * Pouk, and Siem Reap (1998) were aggregated to match an aggregation of Pouk and Siem Reap PT (1994). Population data were extrapolated to target years using a district (administrative level 2) population growth rate, between 1994?1998, that was applied to the 1998 commune (administrative level 3) data. The 1994 population data were only available at administrative level 1 for Stung Treng, Takeo, and Mondul Kiri. For the commune units (level 3) belonging to these areas, a distric (level 1) population growth rate was applied for the extrapolation. A 5% growth rate cap was applied to select units.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Boundary changes occured at the district level between 1994 and 1998. The 1998 population data was thus aggregated and/or re-proportioned to match the 1994 boundaries. For a complete description of these changes.