|Brief History & Geography
Comprising an area of 181,035 square kilometres, the Kingdom of Cambodia was part of
The Mekong river which flows through the country and Tonle Sap (Great Lake) are the lifeline of the people who live
Cambodia’s tropical climate is affected by the monsoon. The cool, dry north-east monsoon which brings little rain, is
|Population and People
Of the 10 million people, about 90 per cent of them are ethnic Khmers. There are several minorities such as the Chams (Khmer Islam),
The official religion is Theravada Buddhism and olmost 90 per cent of the population are of this faith. The rest are Muslims an Christians.
About 70 per cent of the population work on their rice fields. Cambodia is rich in hardwood (teak and mahogany) and gems which are found in the north-west.
The official language is Khmer while the second language (spoken by the educated older Cambodians) is French. However, in recent years English has gained popularity.
Cambodia has one time zone and is seven hours ahead of GMT.
Most Cambodians are casual in their dressing except when they are attending formal events or business meetings. It’s not unsual to see both men