town, southern Cambodia. Kampot is located near the mouth of the Koh Sla River. In the 19th century it was the country's chief port, but this function was taken over in the 1950s by Kampong Saom. It is connected to Phnom Penh, the national capital, and to Kampong Saom (Sihanoukville) by a national highway route and a rail line. The town contains a textile mill.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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