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Cambodia

Facts and stats about Cambodia

Edsel.G

Author: Edsel.G

The Kingdom of Cambodia, as it is officially known, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is projected to be one of the top economic giants in the coming decades.

The country is very rich in history and there are many ancient structures in Cambodia which stand as testament to the former glory and greatness of the Southeast Asian nation. The Angkor Wat, for example, is one of the greatest and most extensive temples in the world, is considered as a World Heritage Site. For a long time, the Khmer kingdom has dominated much of Southeast Asia. However, the kingdom was invaded by Ayutthaya, a Siamese king, in the 15th century. Since then until the establishment of the French protectorate late in the 18th century, Cambodia was a vassal state by many of its neighboring kingdoms.

The country had experienced numerous internal and external conflicts during the early and mid 19th century. Vietnam invaded the country in 1978 and disposed of the authoritarian Khmer Rouge accused of killing hundreds of thousands of Cambodians. Today, members of the Khmer Rouge are facing trial for their past war crimes.

Although besieged by many problems, the country has experienced huge leaps in development. Cambodia has maintained a 7% increase of its economy for the last 12 years, and is expected to maintain the momentum for a foreseeable period. Today, Cambodia is identified by the IMF as one of the Next Eleven countries – countries which are perceived to occupy the economic top spots in the world

15.21 million

Population. Ranked 68th in 2013.

$945.99

GDP per capita. Ranked 147th in 2012.

Borders

Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228 km
Largest city Phnom Penh - 900,000
Capital city Phnom Penh - 900,000
Major language Khmer
Major religion Buddhism
Monetary unit riel
Head of state King Norodom Sihamoni
Prime minister Hun Sen
Alternative names Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kampuchea, Cambodia
Groups East Asia and Pacific, Former French colonies, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, World

Interesting observations about Cambodia

Cambodia ranked second for GDP > composition by sector > agriculture amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
Cambodia ranked third for agricultural growth amongst Hot countries in 2007.
Cambodia ranked first for produce > food > production amongst Former French colonies in 2007.
Cambodia ranked second for tuberculosis cases > per 100,000 globally in 2003.
Cambodia has ranked last for unemployment rate since 2010.

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The Kingdom of Cambodia, as it is officially known, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is projected to be one of the top economic giants in the coming decades.

The country is very rich in history and there are many ancient structures in Cambodia which stand as testament to the former glory and greatness of the Southeast Asian nation. The Angkor Wat, for example, is one of the greatest and most extensive temples in the world, is considered as a World Heritage Site. For a long time, the Khmer kingdom has dominated much of Southeast Asia. However, the kingdom was invaded by Ayutthaya, a Siamese king, in the 15th century. Since then until the establishment of the French protectorate late in the 18th century, Cambodia was a vassal state by many of its neighboring kingdoms.

The country had experienced numerous internal and external conflicts during the early and mid 19th century. Vietnam invaded the country in 1978 and disposed of the authoritarian Khmer Rouge accused of killing hundreds of thousands of Cambodians. Today, members of the Khmer Rouge are facing trial for their past war crimes.

Although besieged by many problems, the country has experienced huge leaps in development. Cambodia has maintained a 7% increase of its economy for the last 12 years, and is expected to maintain the momentum for a foreseeable period. Today, Cambodia is identified by the IMF as one of the Next Eleven countries – countries which are perceived to occupy the economic top spots in the world

Posted on 06 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

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Hi Chanel, you may find it useful to see: http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/.

Posted on 23 Feb 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Writer

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What is the ranking in terms of Cambodia's population compared to a) other countries in Asia and b) the rest of the world.

Posted on 29 Jul 2011

Lujain

Lujain

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The birth place of Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

Posted on 02 Jun 2010

Wesley+Rome

Wesley+Rome

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I was wanting to know what a uniqueness is for Cambodia.

Posted on 10 May 2010

Lauren

Lauren

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