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Cambodia – Important Facts

Cambodia officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in South east Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi) in area, bordered by Thailand to the north west, Laos to the north east, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the south west. China is Cambodia’s biggest source of foreign direct investment.

The poverty rate fell to 10 percent in 2013, and further reduction of poverty is expected for both urban and rural households throughout 2015–2016. However, human development, particularly in the areas of health and education, remains an important challenge and development priority for Cambodia

Cambodia is a member of the Association of South east Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Facts:  Capital: Phnom Penh, Population: 14.5 million (UN, 2012), Currency: Riel, Area: 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq miles), Major language: Khmer, Major religion: Buddhism, Life expectancy: 62 years (men) and 65 years (women).

Important Details

  • Country ISO3:KHM
  • Country Code:116
  • Income Group:East Asia & Pacific
  • Lending Category:Lower middle income
  • Region:IDA
  • Currency Unit:Riel
  • WTO Member:YES
  • Trade organisations:WTO, ASEAN, AFTA
  • world rank:112
  • Regional Ranking:24th in the Asia–Pacific Region