WikiProject Cambodia

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The language of Cambodia is Khmer. All names in this county should be in Khmer Writing!!

Things you can do

Missing roads

There are missing residential roads on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang.

Possible Sources

  • The AsiaGPS forum contains many GPS traces from Cambodia and Asia. Please contact them to encourage them to release their data into OSM.
  • name:km បាត់ដំបង
  • name:en Battambong

To write Khmer with a computer also for Khmer people is not easy, but many Khmer are not able to read English. The Khmer Alphabet has about 72 Characters and same sounds of Khmer simple don't exist in English.

There are many Cambodia maps with English writing available. For Children in School, there is no map in Khmer. There are many Children in _Cambodia that are not able to read, even if they go to school. A reason for that is, that they simply have nothing to read.

List of Provinces

--- UPDATES: As of 15 May 2019, official administrative location names can be found on: ---

Maps with location names

Wikimedia Commons has a large map of Cambodia in two forms: one with legend and placenames in English and another in Khmer. Apart from the text, the maps are identical.


(follows spelling from Bureau of Geographic Names)


(same map with Khmer placenames)

There are multiple transliterations of Khmer placenames into English. One thing that's needed is a table showing Khmer names with the corresponding English names used. -- Rsperberg 04:47, 30 July 2011 (BST)

List of Volunteers

--វ័ណថារិទ្ធ 17:05, 4 July 2009 (UTC) A local Cambodian living in Phnom Penh, who is very happy to help with typing in Khmer Unicode and other stuffs.

Known Problems with Khmer fonts on openstreetmap

Rendering Khmer fonts does not work very well jet.

Example of rendering problem

Stung Treng/ស្ទឹងត្រែង Tile 12 3253 1892.png

Bug reported:



"DejaVu Sans" font has no Khmer support. code2000 has 10x more characters including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Khmer,...


UPDATES: As of 15 May 2019, there is no more rendering issue with Khmer fonts on OSM.


OSM Cambodia Community on Social Media & SNS

Data Downloads

Data downloads in different formats are available from Data are updated approximately every month or on request.