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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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Cambodia is one of Asia's most appealing destinations. In addition to its rich culture and history, the miles of unspoiled beaches, rivers, waterfalls and tropical forests are strong magnets for adventure travelers.

Major points-of-interest include the capital city of Phnom Penh and its Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace, and colorful markets; the temples of Angkor, one of the most astonishing architectural accomplishments on the planet, and the remains of the Kampot area, once the fashionable haunt of the French elite, and reportedly home to the tastiest seafood in the country.

Note: There is a heightened security threat to Westerners and Western interests throughtout Southeast Asia. Visitors should maintain a high level of personal security at all times.

It is strongly advised to avoid all travel to the Cambodian-Thai border area as there have been frequent clashes over a border dispute. These clashes have included gunfire and artillery exchanges resulting in several fatalities and evacuation of citizens. The presence of landmines has been reported.


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GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Calling Code: 855
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Cambodia's weather varies from warm to very hot during the year.

    Most visitors prefer the cool and dry season, between November and February. From March to May, it is hot and dry, and can be quite oppressive.

    From June through August, it is hot and wet and tourism is at its lowest.

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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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 are the Ecological Regions of Cambodia?

Indochinese mountains, forests, and the Mekong River embody the physical landscape and habitats of Cambodia. Ecological regions include the Annamite Range Moist Forests and the Central Indochina Dry Forests.

Ecological Regions Of Cambodia

Who Was Pol Pot?

Pol Pot was a Cambodian politician and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge, one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century.

Who was Pol Pot?

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