Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 7 - Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng announced on Wednesday that the figures for the population census of Cambodia totaled at 15,288,489, of which 7,418,577 are male and 7,869,912 are female, speaking at the provisional total for general populations at the Phnom Penh Hotel.

According to the figures, experts of the population census said that the growth rate declined as expected.

Phnom Penh city has the highest population of 2,129,371, while Kep has the lowest population of 41,798. The population density is 86 people per square kilometer by 2019.

The sex ratio of the 2019 census was 94 men out of 100 women, remaining the same like 2008.

The minister said that the annual population growth rate has decreased from 1.5 percent between 1998 and 2008 to 1.2 percent between 2008 and 2019.

Cambodia's annual growth rate over the last decade has been found to be only 1.0 percent higher than the average growth rate in Southeast Asia.