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A Brief Description about Cambodia
Cambodia was at the forefront of worldwide news in 1975 as Communist Khmer Rouge forces captured the capital city of Phnom Penh, and ordered the evacuation of all cities and towns.
Millions of Cambodians were subsequently executed, and many more died from horrible living conditions.
In 1978, a Vietnamese invasion followed by two decades of fighting drove the Khmer Rouge out, and then, in 1993, UN-sponsored elections helped restore some level of normalcy.
A coalition government, formed after national elections in 1998, brought renewed political stability and the surrender of remaining Khmer Rouge forces in 1998.
The capital city of Phnom Penh, located where the Bassac, Sab and Mekong rivers merge, is the main entry point into the country for travelers, and most tourists journey to this far off land specifically to visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat.

Facts and Figures
Name Cambodia (long form) Kingdom of Cambodia
Population 13,607,100 (63 out of 192)
Capital City Phnom Penh (1.75 million)
Currency Riel (KHR)
Languages Khmer (official) (95%), French, English
National Day November 11
Religions Theravada Buddhist (95%) Geographic Coordinates
Latitude/Longitude (Capital City) 11° 35' N, 104° 55' E
Relative Location Cambodia is in both the eastern and northern hemispheres. It's positioned in Southeast Asia, a recognized geographical region of the Asian continent. The country is bordered by the Gulf of Thailand, and the countries of Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Land Statistics
Coastline 443 km
Land Areas
land: 176,520 sq km
water: 4,520 sq km
TOTAL: 181,040 sq km (87 out of 192)
Landforms Much of Cambodia's overall land area is a series of rolling plains, north to south.
Its most striking landforms include Tonle Sap Lake, and the Mekong River, which crosses the entire country as it flows through the Mekong Lowlands and on to the South China Sea.
Two mountains ranges of note include the Dangret range on its northern border with Thailand, and the Cardamom range in the west.
Highest Point Phnum Aoral 1,810 m
Lowest Point Gulf of Thailand 0 m
Climate Like most countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia's weather revolves around monsoons, so rainfall is significant, with the heaviest amounts falling in the southeast, and mountainous coastal areas.

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