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Kingdom of Cambodia
Preahréachéanachâkr Kâmpuchéa
   Cambodia is one of the countries of Indochina, it is almost completely flat and faces south-west on the Gulf of Siam. Following the French colonial period, a long civil war did not allow adequate economic development, the state is therefore rather poor, but with some prospects for growth now that the political situation has stabilized.
Government type Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Area 181,035 km² (69,898 sq mi)
Population 15,552,000 inh. (2019 census)
Population 16,175,000 inh. (2022 est.)
Population density 89 inh/km² (231 inh/mi²)
Capital Phnom Penh (2,189,000 pop., 2,463,000 urban aggl.)
Currency Cambodian riel
Human development index 0.594 (144th place)
Languages Khmer (official), French
Life expectancy M 68 years, F 72 years
Location in Asia

Boundaries:

Thailand NORTH-WEST
Laos NORTH
Vietnam SOUTH-EAST and EAST
Gulf of Thailand (Pacific Ocean) SOUTH-WEST

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF CAMBODIA


Largest cities
Phnom Penh 2,189,000 pop., 2,463,000 urban aggl.
Siem Reap 226,000 pop.
Battambang 152,000 pop.
Highest mountains
Phnom Aural 1,813 m (5,948 ft)
Longest rivers
Mekong 4,350 km (2,703 mi) total, 510 km (317 mi) in Cambodia
Largest lakes
Tonlé Sap 6,530 km² (2,521 sq mi), average surface area
Largest islands
Koh Kong 100 km² (39 sq mi)
Koh Rong 78 km² (30 sq mi)
Koh Thmei 40 km² (15 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF CAMBODIA

   Cambodia is administratively constituted by 24 provinces and by the urban municipality of the capital, which is the most populated and only entity over two million inhabitants; regarding the surface area, the provinces of Mondol Kiri, Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear are the largest, but with little difference between each other.

   The capital Phnom Penh is the only large city in the country, with over 2 million inhabitants; it is clear from the second map that the major inhabited centers are located around the capital or in the central-western part of the territory.






Phnom Penh