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Xiangyang – Takeo, Cambodia

Source: hubei.gov.cn 08/24/2016 04:08:28

Xiangyang city of central China’s Hubei province established sister city relationship with Takeo province, Cambodia, on August 22, 2016.

Takeo is a province of Cambodia. Located in the southwest of Cambodia, Takeo borders the provinces of Kampot to the west, Kampong Speu to the northwest and Kandal to the north and east. Its southern boundary is the international border with Vietnam.

Takeo province consists of one city and nine counties, covering an area of 3562.7 square kilometers. The provincial capital, recently known as the provincial town Daun Kaev (formerly called Takéo), is a small city with a population of 39,186.

It is the eldest province among Cambodia’s 24 provinces and cities. Takeo is often referred to as the "cradle of Khmer civilization" due to the former kingdom of Funan its successor, Water Chenla, being centered in the region. Takeo also boasts rich cultural, historic and natural landscapes.

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)