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Cambodia's Information

Flag of Cambodia
Land Area 176,515 km2
Water Area 4,520 km2
Total Area 181,035km2 (#88)
Population 15,957,223 (#68)
Population Density 90.40/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $58.94 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,700
Currency Riels (KHR)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.
B - F
  • You Bo writer
  • Long Boret former prime minister
  • Kum Bunnadeth singer
  • Cheam Channy politician
  • Arn Chorn-Pond human rights activist
  • Geraldine Cox president, operator of the Sunrise Children's Village Orphanage, only Australian granted Cambodian citizenship by royal decree, author
  • Vichara Dany actress
  • Virak Dara actress
  • Tep Rin Daro actor
  • Norodom Buppha Devi princess
  • Kong Som Eun film director, actor
  • Thongvan Fanmuong general
  • Sosthene Fernandez commander–in-chief
G - K
  • Preah Maha Ghosananda Buddhist monk
  • Nau Hach writer
  • Cheng Heng former head of state
  • Ung Huot political figure
  • Patricia Hy-Boulais tennis player
  • L'Okhna Suttantaprija Ind Cambodian monk, writer, poet
  • Jayavarman VII former Khmer King
  • Vandy Kaonn Khmer history analyst, author
  • Sar Kheng politician
  • Rim Kin writer
  • Ieu Koeus politician, intellectual
  • Bour Kry supreme patriarch of Dhammayuttika order
L - M
  • Chorn Chan Leakhena actress
  • Kim Leakhena singer
  • Hong Lim politician
  • Somaly Mam author, human rights advocate
  • Son Ngoc Minh politician
  • Ta Mok military commander of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge movement
  • Vann Molyvann architect
  • Danh Monica actress, dancer

  • Chan Nak former prime minister
  • Chuon Nath late supreme patriarch
  • Vann Nath painter, artist, writer, human rights activist
  • Chum Ngek musician
  • Haing S. Ngor actor, physician, author
  • Krom Ngoy poet
  • Lon Nol general, former president, former prime minister
  • Lon Non politician, soldier
  • Norodom I former king
O - P
  • Chanthou Oeur painter, sculptor
  • U Sam Oeur poet
  • Rithy Panh film director, screenwriter
  • Pov Panhapich singer
  • Ieu Pannakar film director, politician
  • Chhet Sovan Panya singer
  • Eh Phoutong kick boxer
  • Meng Keo Pichenda singer
  • Chath Piersath poet, painter, humanitarian
  • Pisith Pilika ballet dancer, actress
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Cambodia Trivia

What Languages Are Spoken In Cambodia?

Cambodia has a single official language which is Khmer. It is spoken by nearly 90% of the country's population. The language is used in government, administration, education, media, and more. After the Vietnamese language, Khmer is also the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.

What Language Is Spoken In Cambodia?

Which Is The Most Populous City In Cambodia?

Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is the most populous city in the country with a population of more than 1.5 million residents. Phnom Penh is situated at the meeting point of the Tonle Sap River and Mekong River in the southern region of Cambodia.

Biggest Cities In Cambodia

What Kind of Government Does Cambodia Have?

Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy, where the Monarch is head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government.

What Type Of Government Does Cambodia Have?

What are the ethnic groups of Cambodia?

Khmer makes up about 91% of the population followed by Vietnamese and Chinese at 3% and 1% respectively.

Ethnic Groups In Cambodia

What is Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat temple is unique from all of the other temples in the area. While the other temples are aligned towards the east, it is aligned to the west. This aspect has given it an extra beauty especially during the sunset. UNESCO in collaboration with the Cambodian government has put in place measures to curb commercial and mass tourism to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the site.

Angkor Sites Of The Khmer Empire, Cambodia

What is the highest mountain in Cambodia?

Phnom Aural in the Cardamom Range of south-central Cambodia is the country's highest point at 5,948 feet above sea level.

Highest Mountains In Cambodia

About the Author

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