About Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia, formerly known as Kampuchea, has its name derived from the Sanskrit name Kambujadesa. Location and Area Cambodia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, is situated in Southeast Asia.

Map Camodia

Cambodia covers a total area of 181,035 square kilometers in the heart of South East Asia and it lies completely within the tropics where its southernmost points are only slightly more than 10º above the equator.

Two dominant features are the Tonlé Sap Lake and the Mekong River, which traverse the country from north to south.
The Mekong River, the 12th longest river in the world, basically runs through southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam before spilling into the sea.

Besides Minerals, Oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath Cambodia’s territorial waters and the potential revenues will surely contribute to the future of Cambodia’s economy.

Total population is 14 million. Ninety per cent of residents are Khmer; the rest are Cham (Khmer Muslim), Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Phnorng, Kuoy, Stieng, Tamil etc. Chinese influence is strong, particularly in the business sector. Population density is 78 even km².

Like most of Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s climate is hot and warm almost all year round. The climate is dominated by the annual monsoon cycle of rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season lasts from May to October, and the dry season from November to April. December to January are the cool months while the hottest period is in April. The average temperature is 27-28º C.

The monsoon season may carry some rains but these quite often occur during the late evening and overnight and are unlikely to spoil your enjoyment.


Cambodia National FlagNational Flag
The flag of Cambodia symbolizes the country’s religious dignity and royalty. Two large blue stripes representing royalty, embrace an even larger red stripe which represents the nation. The image oft he white temple represent the nation’s religion.

Generally speaking, the colors and image on the Cambodian flag personify the country’s slogan:
Nation, Religion and King.

Cambodia National FlowerNational Flower
Romduol, a small yellowish-white flower, is the national flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Since ancient times, Cambodia woman have often been compared to the Romduol flower because of its attractive fragrance; a unique scent that is prominent in the late afternoon and can travel over long distances with the wind.

With its sturdy stems that measure up to 30 cm, the Romduol plant can grow to a height of 12 meters. These plants are being planted to enhance public parks.



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