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CAMBODIA

(Kmpcha.)

Cambodia, country in Southeast Asia, also known as Kmpcha.


More than a thousand years ago, Cambodia was the center of the Khmer
(Cambodian) kingdom of Angkor, a great empire that dominated
Southeast Asia for 600 years.
A monarchy since ancient times, Cambodia was a French
protectorate from 1863 to 1953. A republic replaced the monarchy in
1970, and in 1975 a Communist regime known as the Khmer Rouge took
power, naming the country Democratic Kmpcha. The Khmer Rouges
brutal repression and radical socialist reforms devastated Cambodias
society and economy. In 1979 anti-Khmer Rouge Communist forces from
Vietnam and Cambodia overthrew the Khmer Rouge and established a
more moderate socialist state. In 1989 the country abandoned socialism,
and in 1993 a new constitution restored the monarchy. Cambodias
official name is the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodia is bounded on the northeast by Laos, on the east and


southeast by Vietnam, on the west and northwest by Thailand, and on
the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand (Siam). The countrys capital and
largest city is Phnom Penh.

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QUICK FACTS
Official Name:
KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA
Capital City:
PHNOM PENH
Land Area:
181,035 sq. km.
Languages:
KHMER (official), FRENCH
Form of Government:
CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY
Currency:

RIEL
Population:
14,241,640 (2008 estimate)
Major Exports:
RUBBER, TIMBER, SOYBEANS

KINGDOM OF

CAMBODIA
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