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Official Name         : KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA
Motto                     : Nation, Religion, King
National Flag         : The flag was designed arround 1850 that has three horizontal bands of blue (top and bottom) and red (central) with a depiction of Angkor Watt in the center. The flag was abandoned in a few years during the Khmer Rouge and the occupation of Vietnamese in Cambodia. The flag was readopted in 1993 after the first general election with the returned the monarchy.


Area                      : 181,035 sq km
Location                : In Southeast Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Geo.Coordinates    : 13000 north and 105000 east
Dimension             : 451 km north to south, and 563 km west to east
Land Boundaries   : Total: 2,572 km; Border countries: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, and Vietnam 1,228 km
Coastline               : 435 Km
Density                  : 78 persons/ km2
Independence Day : 09 November 1953
Government          : Constitutional monarchy
King                      : Norodom Sihamoni
Prime Minister      : HUN Sen
Population            : 14 million
Capital                 : Phnom Penh (290 square kilometers with a population of approx 2 million). It is the center  of          administration, commerce, communication, culture, economy, education, industry, policy, and tourism.
Official Language  : Khmer; secondary languages: English and French
Demonym              : Cambodian
GDP (PPP)             : Total: US$26.064 billion, Per capita: US$1,817
GDP (nominal)       : Total: US$8.690 billion, Per capita: US$606
Religion                 : Theravada Buddhist (90%); Muslim and Christian (10%)
Climate                  : Cambodia has four seasons:  Dec-Feb: cool/dry , Mar-May: hot/dry, Jun-Aug: hot/wet Sep-Nov: cool/wet
Time                     : GMT + 7hours
International Airports : Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanouk Ville
Cities                    : 3
Provinces              : 20
Districts                : 185
Communes            : 1,621
Villages                 : 13,406
Electricity             : Voltage 220v/50Hz
Currency              : Riel (USD 1 = 4, 188 Riels). US dollars are widely accepted.
Tipping                : Tipping is not obligatory but is widely practiced in hotels and restaurants in addition to the service charges shown on bills.