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Cambodia Travel Information
Country Conventional Name:  Kingdom of Cambodia (Locally called Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea).  In short by local: Kampuchea

Capital:  Phnompenh

Location:  Southeast Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand to the south, Thailand to the east, Vietnam to the West, and Laos to the North

Climate - Tropical

Rainy Season:  June to October

Cool Season: November to February

Hot Season: March to May
  • Monsoon season: May to November); Dry season (December to April) - Average Temperature:  32 degree Celsius
Size:  181,035 square kilometers, with coastal line of  443 km.

Population: 11,626,520 (1999)

Khmer 90%, Vietnamese 5%, and Chinese, Chams (Khmer Island), Hilltribes, Chinese constituted remaining 5%
  • Population growth rate: 2.49% (1999 est.)
  • Birth rate: 41.05 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)
  • Death rate: 16.2 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)
  • Military Age:  18 years of age

Officially Theravada Buddhism 95%; others Islam and Christianity


Officially Khmer - others: English, French, Chinese and Vietnamase

  • Literacy:  35% of total population
Time:  +7 GMT

Communication:   The handphone has become a necessity in Cambodia. Handphone numbers start with 011, 012, 015, 016 or 018. Phone cards can be bought at hotels post offices and supermarkets for use at public phones.

Economy (Estimated)

GDP: purchasing power parityŚ$7.8 billion (1998 est.)

  • Agriculture: 51%
  • Industry: 15%
  • Services: 34%
Inflation rate: 15% (1998)

Labor force: 2.5 million to 3 million

Labor force: agriculture 80%

Industries: rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles

Natural resources: Timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

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Cambodia Travel Information :
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Getting There 
Foreign Embassies
Cambodia Visa
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Cambodia Tours
Package tours to Cambodia - Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh
Adventure Tours in Cambodia - Cycling, Riding and Trekking
Cambodia Hotels
Lists of Notable hotels in Cambodia
Cambodia Flights
International & Domestic Airfares and Flight Schedules
Travel Information
Learn useful information before your travel to Cambodia
Khmer Civilization
Articles on Khmer Civilization and its historical background
Cambodia Map
Find the map of this marvelous country before your visit
Siem Reap
Concise description about Siemreap, Angkor Wat and other Khmer temples
Phnom Penh
This section covers what to see in and around Phnompenh.
South Coast of Cambodia
Other interesting places: Kampot, Sihanouville, and Bokor Hill Station.
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