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Cambodia

Official English Name: Kingdom of Cambodia

Official Local Name(s): ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា

Common English Name: Cambodia

Capital: Phnom Penh

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Vietnam (South and East)
Laos (Northeast)
Thailand (North and Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Gulf of Thailand (West)
TOTAL AREA
181,035 km2 (97.5% land, 2.5% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Oil and gas
Timber
Gemstones
Iron ore
Manganese
Phosphates
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Floods
DEMONYM
Cambodian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Khmer (90%)
Vietnamese (5%)
Chinese (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Khmer
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Buddhist (96.9%)
Muslim (1.9%)
Christian (0.4%)
POPULATION
15,957,223
LARGEST CITY
Phnom Penh (1,573,544)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Ta Khmau (205,764)
Sihanoukville (156,691)
Battambang (150,444)
Siem Reap (139,458)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Norodom Sihamoni
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Hun Sen
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
23 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
9 November 1953 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Angkor Wat Temple
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Nokoreach
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
? (Riel)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ?4084.30
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.kh
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+855

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.

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