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Country Profile: Cambodia

A Closer Look at... Cambodia
OFFICIAL NAME
Kingdom of Cambodia
GEOGRAPHY
A land of rice paddies and forests dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap in Southeastern Asia; between Thailand, Vietnam and Laos; mostly low, flat plains, with mountains in southwest and north.
AREA
181,035 sq km / 69,898 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
Slightly smaller than Oklahoma
POPULATION
13,363,421
CAPITAL
Phnom Penh
LITERACY
74% (age 15+ and can read and write)
LANGUAGE

Official: Khmer

Other: French and English

RELIGION

Theravada Buddhist - 95%

Other - 5% (Christian evangelical - 1.2%)

POLITICS
Won independence from France in 1953; endured violent Pol Pot regime from 1975-79, then was occupied under the control of Vietnam during 1980s; multiparty democracy under constitutional monarchy established in September 1993.
INCOME
Per capita income = US$ 320 per year
CURRENCY
Riel (CR)
TIME ZONE
GMT/UTC +7
SOURCES
Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

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