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Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh, its capital, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In the country's northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.

Languages: Khmer (official), French

Ethnic Groups: Khmer 91%, Vietnamese 3%, Chinese 1%, and Tai, Lao, Cham, and other 5%

Belief Systems: Theravada Buddhism 95%, Christianity 0.4%, no religion 0.2%, other 4.4%


Population: 14.8 million people (World Rank: 69th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 218 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 124th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.23 %/yr (World Rank: 107th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 71.9 years (World Rank: 140th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 23.5 years (World Rank: 124th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Cambodia
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Cambodia

Cambodia - Wikipedia Entry

Cambodia - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Germany

Cambodia - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Cambodia

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Cambodia
All about Cambodia as a tourism destination

Tourism Cambodia
All about Cambodia as a tourism destination

Cambodian Circus

Sovannaphum Theatre
Cambodian shadow performances

the Royak Palace
19th Century historical landmark in Phnom Penh

Angkor Thom
Site of the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer Empire

Khmer Language Resources:

Learn Khmer
Free online resource for learning Khmer

Study in Cambodia
Learn Khmer by studying in Cambodia through Wisdom Study Abroad

Government Websites:

Cambodian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Cambodian Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

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