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Cambodia on World Map

Continent Asia

Region – South-east Asia

Size – 181,040 km²

Geography – Mostly low plains, mountains in north and south-west

Language – Khmer (official), English, French

Religion – 95%  Buddhist, 5% Other

Monetary Unit – Riel

Natural Resources – oil and gas, timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates

Agriculture – rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, tapioca

Industry – tourism, garments, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles

Map of Cambodia

Neighbouring Countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam

Population – 15,458,332 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.73%

Average Life Expectancy – 61.3

Capital City – Phnom Penh (population 1,501,725)

Highest Mountain – Phnum Aoral (1,810 m)

Longest River – Mekong 468km in Cambodia

Climate – Tropical  wet monsoon May – November – 24°C to 34°C, tropical dry December – April – 21°C to 34°C

Yearly Rainfall – 140cm (approx) mostly in wet season


Plant Life – palm, rubber, coconut, kapok, mango, banana, and orange trees, grasses

Animal Life – elephants, wild oxen, panthers, bears, snakes, insects

Bird Life – cranes, pheasants, and wild ducks


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Cambodia. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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