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General information about Bay of Cambodia

The Cambodia Bay is 440 km long, is situated in the southwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia and spreads over 4 provinces: Koh Kong province, Preah Sihanouk province, Kompot province, and Kep province, in a total landmass of 18 480 square kilometers. this bay is located on the front part of the Thai Coasts with an average depth of 45m, being 80m the deepest.

The Cambodia coastal area possesses massive natural resource like: mangrove forest, marine flora and fauna (coral reef, sea grass, various fisheries) and is covered with mixed environment such as: forest, river, agricultural land, the sea, and also filled with a variety of biodiversity, thus creating an ecological corridor. The Cambodia coastal area possesses massive natural resource like: mangrove forest, marine flora and fauna (coral reef, sea grass, various fisheries).

The Cambodia coastal area is influenced by monsoons and this means that between November and March, wind direction and wave condition are affected from the northeast monson and starting from June to September are affected by the southwest monsoon; between April and October, this region is alternatively affected by two transitional monsoons.

La baie du Cambodge, avec 440 km de longueur, réside au sud-ouest du Royaume du Cambodge, étendue par 4 provinces : Kaoh Kong, Sihanoukville, Kampot, et Kep, dont la masse continentale totale est de 18 480 km². La baie fait face aux côtes thaï, avec une profondeur moyenne de 45 m et 80 m de profondeur maximum. La région cotière du Cambodge est fortement influencée par les moussons . La direction du vent ainsi que les vagues sont affectées par la mousson du nord-est entre novembre et mars, et par la mousson du sud-ouest entre juin et septembre. Additionellement, cette région est aussi affectée par deux moussons de transition entre avril et octobre.

Cette région est couverte par des environnements mixtes : forêt, rivière, terrain agricole, mer, expliquant ainsi la variété de sa biodiversité et le couloir écologique ainsi crée. En plus, la forêt de mangroves, les récifs de corail, les pêches et le fauna maritime sont des énormes ressources naturelles.

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Natural Environment
Coastline
Sand, mud, mangrove, rock, and revetment
Climate
Monsoon influence
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Biogeographic Classification
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Human Environment
Language
Khmer
Local Economy
Maritime seaport, Tourism, Agriculture, Fishing,
Demography
Population (inhab.) : 960.487
Density (inhab/km2) : 51pers/km2
Human Development Index
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Ecological Footprint
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Heritage and Credentials
Natural Heritage
RAMSAR
Cultural Heritage
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Coastal Management
The National Committee for Cambodia Bay Management and Development
Criteria retained by the club
BN8: representative example of continuing ecological and biological process with the development of remarkable and homogeneous ecosystem.
BN10: contain natural habitats preserving the diversity of fauna and flora particularly threatened species.
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