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  • The Land
  • Climate
  • People & Language
  • Country & Government
  • Natural Resources & Industries
  • Currency
  • Natural Hazards & Environmental Issues
  • Technology
  • Food

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The Land

The rich forest habitat of Cambodia has been home to unique and magnificent animal species for generations. Cambodia is located in South East Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam & Laos. Cambodia covers approximately 181,040 sq km of which land covers around 176,520sq km, and water covers 4,520 sq km. The terrain is mostly low, flat plains with mountains in the South West and the North.

Climate

The climate is mostly tropical which means a lot of rain. The Monsoon season is from May to November, with dry season beginning in December and ending in April. There is very little seasonal temperature variation between summer & winter.

People & Language

The nationality of the people of Cambodia is Cambodian. Cambodia has an estimated population of 13,124,764. Ethnic groups in Cambodia include Khmer 90%, Vietnamese 5%, Chinese 1% and others 4%. 95% of the population is Theravada Buddhists. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, however French, English, Chinese & Vietnamese are also spoken.

Country & Government

The Kingdom of Cambodia is also known as Kampuchea or Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea and was formerly known as the Khmer Republic or Kampuchea Republic. A multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy was established in September 1993. Cambodia has 20 provinces and 4 municipalities and the capital is Phnom Penh.

Natural Resources & Industries

Cambodia has many natural resources including timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates & hydropower potential. The largest industries in Cambodia are rice milling, fishing, wood & wood products, rubber, cement and textiles. Cambodia’s workforce is estimated at 2.5-3 million with 80% working in agricultural industries.

Currency: Riel (KHR)

Natural Hazards & Environmental Issues
Monsoonal rains (June to November) have been known to cause flooding and occasional droughts throughout Cambodia.Cambodia is faced with a myriad of environmental issues include logging, strip mining for gems which leads to loss of habitat and declining biodiversity (destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries), soil erosion and toxic waste.

Technology

The Internet country code for Cambodia is .kh It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 internet users in Cambodia. The time in Cambodia is +7 GMT.

Food

Rice & fish are the main staple of typical Cambodian diets, however many dishes include beef, pork or chicken. Crab is among the favorites and is abundant in coastal areas. Local specialties include Amok (fish in coconut milk), soups and curries. In Phnom Penh a variety of cuisines are available including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Nepalese, Indian, Turkish, Mexican, French and Western.