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Destination Cambodia, a virtual travel guide to Kampuchea (the local name of the country). The country is located in the southeastern part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia, it is bordered by Vietnam to the east and south, Laos in northeast, Thailand in west/northwest, and it is bordered by the Gulf of Thailand in southwest.

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%).

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Country Profile

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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Official Name:
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
Actual Time: Sun-Jan-22  21:11
Local Time = UTC +7
Cambodia does not operate Daylight-Saving Time (TBC)

Country Calling Code: +855

Capital: Phnom Penh (pop 1.2 million. est.)

Other Cities:
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.
Literacy: 35%.

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: US 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 Cambodia

royal  His 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.

Cambodian Information Center
About Cambodia and its people.

Diplomatic Missions
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations
Cambodia's representation to the UN.
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.


profile Map of Cambodia
Political Map of Cambodia.
profile Administrative Map of Cambodia
Map of Cambodia showing the country's administrative divisions.
Google Earth Google Earth Cambodia
Searchable map and satellite view of Cambodia.
Google Earth Google Earth Phnom Penh
Searchable map and satellite view of Cambodia's capital city.
Google Earth Google Earth Angkor
Searchable map and satellite view of the ruins of Angkor.

Map of Southeast Asia
Map of the Southeast Asia region.
profile 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 the Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen.
Khmer Kampong Speu
Cambodian portal with local news.
Phnom Penh Post
Cambodia's independent news & views.

International News Sources
BBC News Country Profile: Cambodia
With links to Cambodia related news and background information.
Reuters AlertNet - Cambodia recovery
Reuters news.

Human Rights
Amnesty International: Cambodia
Amnesty International Reports.
Human Rights Watch: Cambodia
Background Briefings.

Press freedom
Reporters sans frontières - Cambodia
Annual report 2007 about Press freedom in the country.


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Arts & Culture

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.

The Cambodian Artists Assistance Project
Artwork by Khmer Artists.
Cambodia Culture and Information
Site about Cambodia, Cambodian culture and Khmer Lifestyle.
Cambodian Music
Download Cambodian Music.
National Gallery of Art
Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia.

Weaves of Cambodia
A community of determined land mine survivors is creating a sustainable income through traditional weaving.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
© Royal Government of Cambodia


Business & Economy

Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce (PPCC)

President Airlines
Cambodia's President Airlines is a domestic carrier, connects Phnom Penh with Bangkok.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Destination Cambodia - Country Guides

Tourism of Cambodia
The official Site for Tourism of Cambodia provides information and tools for tourist to Cambodia.

Cambodia Tourism
Ministry of Tourism website with information on tourist attractions,
Cambodian events & festivals.

Cambodia Information Center
This page is dedicated to Cambodia.

Life in Cambodia
A guide by Rich Garella.

Angkor Wat
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.

City Guides
Phnom Penh
The City of Phnom Penh.
Village Leap
Visit the silk weavers of Robib, six smaller villages nine hours north of Phnom Penh.

Hotels in Cambodia
Find a Hotel in Cambodia.
Tour Operators
Amazing AngkorWat Service
Private local tour operator.

Angkor Wat images
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.
Cambodian Histories
Short History of Cambodia by the Tourism Office of Cambodia.
Country History
Cambodian history page by the Cambodian Government.
Documentation Center of Cambodia
Documentation of the Khmer Rouge Genocide - Searching for the Truth.
Khmer History
History of Kampuchea and the Khmer Empire.
National Archives of Cambodia (NAC)


Angkor Portal
Angkor & Cambodia Resources.
Cambodia Online Directory.
Cambodia Web
Cambodian Cyber Culture.
Cambodia community portal and Cambodian directory.

Additional Information on Cambodia

Open Directory Project: Cambodia
Wikipedia: Cambodia
The World Factbook -- Cambodia
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