Facts About Cambodia

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Facts About Cambodia:

Capital :  Phnom Penh
People : Cambodian
Population : 16,,075,965
Population Ranking  : 71
Area  :  181,035 sq km
Density : 91
Currency : Riel
Median age : 24.3 years
Language : Khmer
H.S.P : 174

Country Surrounded by
Vietnam , Laos , Thailand

Facts About Cambodia


Facts Cambodia
  • Officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Cambodia has been changing its name whenever a new government was installed : It was called the Khmer Republic during its republican years , Democratic Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge regime and People's Republic of the Kampuchea under the leftist group called Salvation Front. Today, in its latest government form it  is officially called the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • The Cambodian flag is the only national flag that has an image of  building -the Angkor wat
  • Evidence from carbon dating suggests that Cambodia was inhabited as early as 4000 B.C.
  • Archaeologists say that there is also a massive city beneath Mouth Kulen .
  • Rice is considered to be first crop that was grown on Cambodian soil since before the first century , AD
  • The Tonle Sap is the largest salt water lake in South East Asia
  • Traditionally birthdays are not celebrated in Cambodia . Older people might not even know their birthdays
  • In recent times , the country's biggest source of income has been the textile industry . The second largest source of Cambodian income is tourism
  • "Cambodia" has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. Between the years 1990 and 2005 the country has lost 25000 square kilometers of forest
  • In Cambodia the head is regarded as the highest part of the body and shouldn't be touched even in the kindest manner
  • Its considered disrespectful to let your feet or soles to point at people in when sitting

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