About Cambodia

Cambodia has a land area of 181,035 square kilometers in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula, about 20 percent of which is used for agriculture. It lies completely within the tropics with its southern most points slightly more than 10° above the Equator. The country capital city is Phnom Penh.

International borders are shared with Thailand and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on the West and the North, and the Social Republic of Viet Nam on the East and the Southeast. The country is bounded on the Southeast by the Gulf of Thailand. In comparison with neighbors, Cambodia is a geographical contact country administratively composed of 20 provinces, three of which have relatively short maritime boundaries, 2 municipalities, 172 districts, and 1,547 communes. The country has a coastline of 435 km and extensive mangrove stands, some of which are relatively undisturbed.

The dominant features of the Cambodian landscape are the large, almost generally located, Tonle Sap (Great Lake) and the Bassac River Systems and the Mekong River, which crosses the country from North to South. Surrounding the Central Plains which covered three quarters of the country’s area are the more densely forested and sparsely populated highlands, comprising: the Elephant Mountains and Cardamom Mountain of the southwest and western regions; the Dangrek Mountains of the North adjoining of the Korat Plateau of Thailand; and Rattanakiri Plateau and Chhlong highlands on the east merging with the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.

Cambodian History
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Cambodian History

No one knows for certain how long people have lived in what is now Cambodia, as studies of its...

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Geography
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Geography

Cambodia has a land area of 181,035 square kilometers in the southwestern part of the...

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Religion
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Religion

Thearavada Buddhism is the official religion in Cambodia which is practiced by 95 percent of...

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Khmer People
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Khmer People

The population of Cambodia today is about 10 million. About 90-95 percent of the people are...

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Languages
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Languages

The Cambodian language is Khmer, which is inherited itself - and advanced in education with...

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The King
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The King

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is the son of His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, former King of...

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Government
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Government

With the October 23, 1991 Paris Peace Agreement, Cambodia achieves full right and sovereignty....

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Economy
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Economy

The development challenge facing Cambodia is to sustain growth, reduce poverty, and accelerate...

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