The Kingdom Of Cambodia

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The Kingdom of Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia is rich in culture and civilization, a senior nation which held great power in South-East Asia in the past. During those ancient times, the kingdom was widely known as the Norkor Phnom or Kork Thlok, Zhenla and later as Angkor Empire or the Khmer Empire.

The Kingdom of Cambodia is rich in culture and civilization, a senior nation which held great power in South-East Asia in the past. During those ancient times, the kingdom was widely known as the Norkor Phnom or Kork Thlok, Zhenla and later as Angkor Empire or the Khmer Empire.

Today the country is known as the Kingdom of Cambodia , occupying the South-Eastern region covering a total area of 181.035 square kilometers.

This modern kingdom nowadays is geographically compact comprising of 20 provinces, plus 1 capital and 3 sub-capital as Sihanoukville, Kep and Bokor, and Pailin. It is bordered by Vietnam to the east, the Gulf of Thailand to the south, and Thailand to the west and Laos and Thailand to the north. Cambodia has an approximate population of 13.5 million citizens. Phnom Penh is the capital city, with a population of 1.5 million and coverage around 400 square kilometers.

The Kingdom of Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia

The Cambodian population is 90% Khmer, with the remainder comprising of 5-10% Cham Muslim, Vietnamese and other ethnic minority groups who mainly live in northeast region of the country. The official language is Khmer, part of the Mon-Khmer group of languages. Khmer is spoken by more than 90% of the population. English is widely spoken, particularly by the younger generation. French, formerly the second official language, is spoken mostly by older people. 80-90% of the population live in rural areas and are predominately farmers. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which is also practiced in Laos and Thailand , Myanmar and Sri Lanka .