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Registered indigenous communal land

This dataset contains information on the land titles of the indigenous communities registered and issued by the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planing and Construction, from 2009 to 2020. Located in Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Kratie, the communal land titles were delivered to Kreung,Tumpoun, Mel, Kraol, Prov, Jarai, Kavet, and Pnong indigenous communities, and stretched over the total land area of 20170.302 hectares.

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Dataset topic category Communal land
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Dataset reference date January 26, 2017
  • Cambodia
West bounding coordinates 106.08086441377552
East bounding coordinates 107.24329105837623
South bounding coordinates 12.110328227095705
North bounding coordinates 13.787670671510847
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 / UTM zone 48N (EPSG:32648)
Positional Accuracy Two out of the 20 communal land titles have geospatial data in the annexes of the sub-decrees, but due to absence of clear coordinates, there are no boundaries for digitizing and georeferencing methods, therefore, ODC's mappers decided to select villages as points where the communal land titles of the indigenous communities are present.
Logical Consistency The land size of the communal land to Tumpoun indigenous community in La En village was reported differently between United Nations's press release and DPA's report. While the UN reports the land area of 1,454 hectares, DPA only recorded 1,218.56 hectares. As of 2022, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has registered the land of 37 indigenous communities, including 24 communities in Ratanakkiri, 7 communities in Mondulkiri, 4 communities in Kratie and 2 communities in Stung Treng province.
Completeness This dataset recorded all of the registered communal land to indigenous people communities as 2019.
Process Step The dataset was collected from the government and NGOs in pdf format and then ODC's mappers converted it into shapefile through digitizing and georeferencing methods. The Geographic data is encoded in the WGS 84, Zone 48 North coordinate reference system.
Lineage Sub-decrees, Remarks by Minister of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction, Report by Development and Partnership in Action (a local NGO), Press release by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia.
Responsible party "Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning & Construction, Address: #771-773, Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, website: Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia, Address: No.4, St. 271, Village 1, Sangkat Phsar Doeum Thkov Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. P.O.Box: 108, Tel: (855-23) 993 590 / Fax: (855-23) 212 579, Email:, website: Development and Partnership in Action (DPA), Address: # 69z, St. 450, Toul Tompong II, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, website: Website:"
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2020-04-09. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia, Email:, Website: Address: 43 St. 208, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Attributes "map_id: ID number to identify map, ip_name: Name of indigenous people community, village: village's name, num_family: Number of IP families, commune: commune's name, district: District's name: province: Province's name, land_size: Indigenous people land size in hectares, titled_parcel: Number of title parcel, residential parcel: Number of the residential parcels, tradi_agri_parcel: Number of traditional agriculture parcel, swidden_farm_parcel: Number of swidden farmland parcel, forest_land_guardian: Forest lands of guardian, burial forest land_parcel: Burial forest land parcel"
License Creative Commons Attribution
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Version 1.0
Date uploaded January 26, 2017, 01:42 (UTC)
Date modified January 4, 2023, 08:56 (UTC)