Official English Name: Kingdom of Cambodia
Official Local Name(s): ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា
Common English Name: Cambodia
Capital: Phnom Penh

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Official Language(s)

Khmer
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Oil and gas, Timber, Gemstones, Iron ore, Manganese, Phosphates, Hydropower

Neighbors

Vietnam (South and East), Laos (Northeast), Thailand (North and Northwest)

Ethnic groups

Khmer (90%), Vietnamese (5%), Chinese (1%)

People

Est. Population:

15,957,223

Demonym:

Cambodian

Religions:

Buddhist (96.9%)
Muslim (1.9%)
Christian (0.4%)

Largest City:

Phnom Penh (1,573,544)

Other Cities:

Ta Khmau (205,764)
Sihanoukville (156,691)
Battambang (150,444)
Siem Reap (139,458)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

Gulf of Thailand (West)

Total Area:

181,035 km2 (97.5% land, 2.5% water)

Total Land:

2,530 km

Total Coastline:

443 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Low, flat plains
Mountains in southwest and north

Highest Point

Phnum Aoral (2,994 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Flooding

Government

Type:

Multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Norodom Sihamoni

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Hun Sen

Admin. Divisions

23 Provinces

Independence:

9 November 1953 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Angkor Wat Temple

Nat'l Anthem:

Nokoreach

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,500 (USD)

Currency

៛ (Riel)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ៛ (Riel)4,079.51

Communication

Internet Code

.kh

Telephone Code

+855

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Cultural Notes

It is offensive to touch one’s head, because in Khmer culture that is where it is believed that the soul is located.
When greeting somebody, clasp your hands together and bow your head slightly to greet them.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cv.html (Majority of information)
http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/cambodia-population/cities/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016