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Capital: Battambang
Location: North
Area: 11,702 km2
Demographics
Population: 793,129
Density: 67.7 /km2
Calling code
Town and Districts
Banan ,Thma Koul ,Bat Dambang , Bavel , Ek Phnom , Moung Ruessei, Rotanak Mondol,Sangkae , Samlout , Sampov Loun ,Phnum Proek , Kamrieng , Koas Krala
General Information
The province of Batambang has changed hands between Thailand and Cambodia on several occasions in the past few centuries. It was only returned to Cambodian control in 1907 and as recently as WWII the Thais cut a deal with the Japanese to take control again for several years. Before Cambodia's civil war Battambang was the largest and richest province in Cambodia, but ceded a large chunk of its territory to Banteay Meanchey for the creation of the new province. It shares a long border with Thailand and a short border with the Tonle Sap lake and is the fifth-largest province in the country. 
Battambang is now a province of Cambodia. The name literally means loss of stick referring to a legend of Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kranhoung Stick King).The large province of Battambang is located north-western of Cambodia along national road 5, 291 Km far from Phnom Penh. Battabang is bordered with Banteay Meanchey province in the North, Siem Riep province and Tonle Sap lake in the East, Por Sat province in the South and Thailand in the West. Battambang province covers around 1,162,200 hectares of land. They can grow crops in 415,200 hectares of land, 1,500 hectares are land are rice field, 444,200 hectares are full of forests, 145,800 hectares cowered by water and the rest are 257,100 hectares of land. The province of Battambang has 13 districts which are home of 793,129 inhabitants. 
At present, the stability of Battambang province is running well as the very much significant way with a loving and caring environment after nearly 3 decades of civil war. However, the living standards of rural people still encounter some difficulties. Since each family income is not sufficient like the neighboring countries. Recently, the government has formed many policies to develop the country by preparing the economic and social planning for the fiscal year.
Nowadays the province has good security as well as the active participation of all level of people to restore the nation and to reduce the poverty which is the policy of government.
 
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