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Khmer rouge: prisons, memorials, and burial sites

This spatial dataset shows the locations of 158 prisons run by the Khmer Rouge (Democratic Kampuchea, or ‘DK’) during April 1975-January 1979, 309 DK mass-grave sites (including 258 estimated to each contain six or more bodies; 125 sites, 1,000 or more; 27 sites, 10,000 bodies or more; and 7 sites, 30-70,000 each); in an estimated total of 19,000 grave pits and 76 sites of post-1979 memorials to victims of the Khmer Rouge.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Disasters
  • Human rights
  • Livelihood rights
  • SDG16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
  • English
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Dataset reference date April 29, 2019
  • Cambodia
West bounding coordinates 102.85631617642379
East bounding coordinates 106.99024089864734
South bounding coordinates 10.472297943881523
North bounding coordinates 14.135545221397118
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 / UTM zone 48N (EPSG:32648)
Positional Accuracy There is no issue with accuracy found
Logical Consistency There is no issue with logical consistency found
Completeness There is no issue with completeness found.
Process Step Map and Data team from Open Development Cambodia downloaded the data from Cambodian Genocide Program’s Geographic Database (CGEO) from Yale University’s Genocide Studies Program as ArcGIS Geodatabase. Then the team exported to various extention such as KML, SHP, GeoJSON and Spreadsheet and visualize on ODC interactive map.
Lineage Cambodian Genocide Program’s Geographic Database (CGEO) from Yale University’s Genocide Studies Program
Responsible party The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale (Genocide Studies Program).P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8206, USA
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2019-04-29. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia Address: #43, St. 208, Sangkat Boeung Riang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: +855 23 221 164 Email: Website:
License unspecified
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Keywords Khmer Rouge
Date uploaded April 29, 2019, 08:17 (UTC)
Date modified July 30, 2020, 01:19 (UTC)