Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Cambodia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Cambodia - Languages


Language map External

The national language is Central Khmer External, spoken by some 90% of the population. 16 other languages are spoken, the main ones being Western Cham External (220 000 speakers) and Mandarin Chinese (340 000 speakers).

Cambodia - Personal names


Personal names tend to follow the pattern

   family name[ ]given name(s).

Women retain their maiden names after marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Cambodia - Example address








Streets are often numbered:

   #18 Street 102

As can been seen in the examples above, addresses without postal codes require more information that those with postal codes. Sangkat means “quarter”, khan indicates a city district, phoum means “village”, khum means “municipality”, srok is a provincial district and khet means “province”.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Cambodia - Postal codes


Cambodia uses a postal code, introduced in 1997, which is a block of 5 digits. The code ranges from 01000 to 21564 and is written after the settlement name. It is assigned alphabetically to province and settlement names rather than geographically. Postal code zones correspond to a great extent to administrative districts – see table in the section Administrative districts.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Cambodia - Postal code format graphic


Cambodia - Postal code format

Cambodia - Postal code specifics

Cambodia - Postal code regular expression


Cambodia - Postal code level of coverage


Cambodia - Postal code map


Cambodia - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Cambodia has 24 provinces External (khet or khett, singular and plural) and 1 municipality (krong, singular and plural, shown in the list below with an asterisk). Province names are not used in addresses:

Province Postal code zone
Banteay Mean Cheay External 01 (shared with Otdar Mean Cheay)
Bătdâmbâng External 02 (shared with Pailin)
Kâmpóng Cham External 03 (shared with Tbong Khmum)
Kâmpóng Chhnăng External 04
Kâmpóng Spoe External 05
Kâmpóng Thum External 06
Kâmpôt External 07 (shared with Keb and Otdar Mean Cheay)
Kandal External 08
Kaoh Kong External 09
Keb External 07 (shared with Kâmpôt and Otdar Mean Cheay)
Krâchéh External 10
Mondol Kiri External 11
Otdar Mean Cheay External 01, 07 (shared with Banteay Mean Cheay, Kâmpôt and Keb)
Pailin External 02 (shared with Bătdâmbâng)
Phnum Penh External * 12
Pŏuthĭsăt External 15
Preah Seihanu (Sihanoukville) External 18
Preah Vihear External 13
Prey Veng External 14
Rotanah Kiri External 16
Siem Réab External 17
Stœÿng Trêng External 19
Svay Rieng External 20
Takev External 21
Tbong Khmum External 03 (shared with Kâmpóng Cham)

This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Telephone numbers in Cambodia


Cambodian area codes have 2 digits (when called from abroad) and subscriber numbers have 6 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 1 or 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2019. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.