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Southeast Asia, it is bordered by Vietnam to the east and south, Laos in northeast, Thailand in west/northwest, and by the Gulf of Thailand in west.
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With an area of 181,000 km² Cambodia is about half the size of Germany or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Cambodia has a population of about 14.6 million people (in 2013). Capital city is Phnom Penh. Spoken languages are predominantly (90%) Khmer, a Mon–Khmer language, and Vietnamese (5%).
Cambodia | Kampuchea
Following a five-year struggle, communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh in 1975 and ordered the evacuation of all cities and towns; over 1 million displaced people died from execution or enforced hardships.
A 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside and touched off 13 years of fighting.
UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy, as did the rapid diminishment of the Khmer Rouge in the mid-1990s.
A coalition government, formed after national elections in 1998, brought renewed political stability and the surrender of remaining Khmer Rouge forces.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)
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Preah Réachéanachâkr Kâmpuchea
short form: Kampuchea
int'l long form: Kingdom of Cambodia
int'l short form: Cambodia
Former: Khmer Republic, Kampuchea Republic
ISO Country Code: kh, khm
Actual Time: Thu-Apr-27 12:09
Local Time = UTC +7
Cambodia does not operate Daylight-Saving Time (TBC)
Country Calling Code: +855
Capital: Phnom Penh (pop 1.2 million. est.)
Ta Khmau, Battambang, Serei Saophoan, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Poipet, Kampot.
Type: Constitutional Monarchy
The Royal Cambodian Government (RCG), a constitutional monarchy formed on the basis of elections internationally recognized as free and fair, was established on 24 September 1993.
Head of State: His Majesty Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni.
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.
Area: 181,035 km² (69,900 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Central plain drained by the Tonle Sap (Great Lake) and Mekong and Bassac Rivers. Heavy forests away from the rivers and the lake, mountains in the southwest (Cardamom Mountains) and north (Dangrek Mountains) along the border with Cambodia.
Tropical monsoon with rainy season June-Oct. and dry season Nov.-May.
Nationality: Cambodian(s), Khmer
Population: 14.6 million (2013)
GNI per capita PPP: $ 2 116 (year)
Ethnic groups: Cambodian 90%; Chinese and Vietnamese 5% each; Burmese, small numbers of hill tribes like Chams and Khmer Loeu.
Religions: Thearavada Buddhism 95% (official); Islam, Christianity, animism, atheism.
Languages: Khmer (official) spoken by more than 95% of the population; some French still spoken; English increasingly popular as a second language.
Natural resources: abundant natural bio-diversity, oil and gas, timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential.
Agriculture products: Rice, rubber, corn, coffee, vegetables, cashews, tapioca.
Industries: Tourism, textiles and garments, Beverage, Food Processing, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining.
Exports - commodities: clothing, timber, rubber, rice, fish, tobacco, footwear
Exports partners: USA 23.1%, UK 8.8%, Germany 8.2%, Japan 7.4%, Canada 6.7%, China 5.1%, Vietnam 5%, Thailand 4.9%, Netherlands 4.1% (2015)
Imports - commodities: petroleum products, fabrics, vehicles, wholesale yarn, cigarettes, electrical communications equipment and medicine.
Imports partners: Thailand 28.7%, China 22.2%, Vietnam 16.4%, Hong Kong 6.1%, Singapore 5.7% (2015)
Currency: Riel (KHR)
Cambodia in Figures
Cambodia key statistical data.
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Official Sites of CambodiaHis Majesty Norodom Sihamoni
Official site of their Majesties Norodom Sihanouk and Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
Samdech Hunsen Prime Minister of Cambodia
Official site of the Lord Prime Minister and Supreme Military Commander.
National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Official site of the Cambodian parliament. (Khmer only)
Senate of Cambodia
The Cambodian Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Cambodia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Official website of the ministry.
Cambodia Ministry of Information
Official website of the ministry.
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations
Cambodian Embassy to Switzerland and Cambodia's representation to the UN at Geneva.
Royal Cambodian Embassy in the U.S.
Cambodian Embassy, Washington.
Cambodian Embassies Abroad
List of Embassies of Cambodia abroad.
Foreign Embassies in Cambodia
List of Foreign Embassies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
National Institute of Statistics
Cambodia in figures.
Map of Cambodia
Political Map of Cambodia.
Administrative Map of Cambodia
Map of Cambodia showing the country's administrative divisions.
Google Earth Cambodia
Searchable map and satellite view of Cambodia.
Google Earth Phnom Penh
Searchable map and satellite view of Cambodia's capital city.
Google Earth Angkor
Searchable map and satellite view of the ruins of Angkor.
Map of Southeast Asia
Map of the Southeast Asia region.
Map of Asia
Political Map of Asia.
Agence Kampuchea Presse
Local News in Khmer, English and French.
Cambodia New Vision
Official news published by the Cabinet of Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen.
Khmer Kampong Speu
Cambodian portal with local news.
Phnom Penh Post
Cambodia's daily English-language newspaper.
Cambodian TV with local and international news (in Khmer).
Online TV from Cambodia.
Cambodian Television and radio channels.
International News Sources
BBC News Country Profile: Cambodia
With links to Cambodia related news and background information.
Reuters AlertNet - Cambodia recovery
Amnesty International: Cambodia
Amnesty International Reports.
Human Rights Watch: Cambodia
Reporters sans frontières - Cambodia
Annual report 2017 about Press freedom in the country.
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & Culture
National Museum of Cambodia
The National Museum in Phnom Penh is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.
Cambodian Information Center
About Cambodia and its people.
Khmer Art History
About Khmer artwork by the National Museum of Cambodia.
Cambodia Culture and Information
Site about Cambodia, Cambodian culture and Khmer Lifestyle.
Download Cambodian Music.
Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia
Sculptures of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia, a virtual exhibition by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Weaves of Cambodia
A community of determined land mine survivors is creating a sustainable income through traditional weaving.
Business & EconomyTourism, garment, construction, real estate, and agriculture sectors are the bacbone of Cambodia's economy. About 10% of the labor force, the majority are women, are employed in the garment and footwear sector. Tourism has continued to grow rapidly, about half a million people are employed in the tourism sector. But the country remains one of the poorest nations in Asia. The population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the impoverished countryside.
Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce (PPCC)
Apsara International Air (no website)
Apsara Air currently operates flights between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor).
Bassaka Air operates also flights between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Cambodia Angkor Air
The national flag carrier of Cambodia.
Cambodia Bayon Airlines
Cambodia Bayon Airlines is based in Phnom Penh, a subsidiary of the Chinese carrier Joy Air.
Sky Angkor Airlines
Sky Angkor's main hub is at Siem Reap International Airport, it operates flights to destinations in China and South Korea.
Gateway to Cambodia's international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanouk (Kaong Kang).
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Cambodia - Country GuidesDestination Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Battambang, Bayon, Mekong River, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Royal Palace
Ministry of Tourism website with information on tourist attractions,
Cambodian events & festivals.
Tourism of Cambodia
The official Site for Tourism of Cambodia provides information and tools for tourist to Cambodia.
Cambodia Information Center
This page is dedicated to Cambodia.
Life in Cambodia
Somewhat outdated guide by Rich Garella.
Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap
Official website of the authority for Khmer temple complex of Angkor.
Angkor Wat Photos
Images of Angkor Wat archaeological complex by Valeska Gehrmann.
The City of Phnom Penh.
Visit the silk weavers of Robib, six smaller villages nine hours north of Phnom Penh.
Amazing AngkorWat Service
Private local tour operator.
Angkor Wat Photos
by Valeska Gehrmann
Cambodia Rural School Project
American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC)/ Japan Relief for Cambodia (JRfC) are independent nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing opportunities for the youth and rural poor in Cambodia.
Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC)
RAC was established in 1965, it is the national academy and university of Cambodia.
Royal University of Agriculture
RUA was founded in 1964, it offers a Master program in agriculture and related fields.
Royal University of Fine Arts
University of Architecture and Urbanism, Archaeology, Choreographic Arts, Music and Visual Arts. (in Cambodian)
Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE)
RULE was established in 1948 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. It currently is offering undergraduate degree programs in the fields of law, economics, accounting and banking.
National University of Management (NUM)
NUM offers degrees in Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Economics.
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
Established in 1960, it is Cambodia’s oldest and largest university located in Phnom Penh. RUPP offers degrees in sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as in information technology, electronics, psychology and tourism.
University of Cambodia
A private higher education institution.
Environment & Nature
The Mekong River Commission
An Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin between the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
An interactive system for sharing information and knowledge about participatory natural resource management (NRM) in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Beauty and Darkness: Cambodia in Modern History
The Odyssey of the Khmer People.
Cambodian Genocide Program
Documentation by the Yale University.
Short History of Cambodia by the Tourism Office of Cambodia.
Documentation Center of Cambodia
Documentation of the Khmer Rouge Genocide - Searching for the Truth.
History of the Khmer Empire.
The National Library of Cambodia
Article about the National Library of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, close to the National Archives of Cambodia (NAC).
SearchOpen Directory Project: Cambodia
Sources and additional Information on Cambodia
Amnesty International: Cambodia
BBC Country Profile: Cambodia
The Heritage Foundation: Cambodia
Human Rights Watch: Cambodia
The World Factbook -- Cambodia
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