Kampong Speu (literally: "Port of the Carambola.") is the capital of the province of Kampong Speu. Speu is the Khmer word for starfruit (also called carambola), but Kampong Speu is actually famous for its palm sugar and wine.
The landscape is varied. It has a large area of lowland rice fields in the east to upland forested areas in the West. Cambodia's highest mountain, the Phnom Aural with 1813m altitude in the extreme north of the province. Kampong Speu is considered a rural county.