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Kampot (kämpôtˈ) [key], town, capital of Kampot prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. It is a seaport on the Phnom Penh–Kompong Som RR and the center of the Cambodian pepper culture. Several agricultural projects were set up in Kampot after 1975.

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