Interesting Cambodia Facts

Cambodia is a coastal country located in South-Eastern Asia where it is bordered by Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand. It spans across 181,035 km2 of land. The overall population of Cambodia is somewhere in the region of 16,005,373.

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Cambodia Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Cambodia, Kingdom of Cambodia * Location: South-Eastern Asia * Bordering: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand * Capital City: Phnom Penh * Size: 181,035 km2 * Estimated Population: over 16,005,373 * Currency: Cambodian riel (KHR) * Language(s): Khmer * Country Code: +855

Interesting Cambodia Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Cambodia is located on the continent of Asia, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the world's largest continent, occupying a total area of 43,820,000 km2. Asia has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, and forms 29.5% of the world's landmass. Cambodia is a coastal country that spreads over a total area of approximately 181,035 km2. It is a small to medium sized country located on the mainland of Asia.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is thought to be more than 16,005,373 people. The majority of Cambodia's inhabitants reside in Phnom Penh which is the country's most populous city. Cambodia has a fairly high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 74 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital city of Cambodia is Phnom Penh. Other major cities located in this country include Takeo, Kampong Saom, Battambang, Siem Reap and Poipet.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following guideline provides details on the approximate border lengths of Cambodia:
Coastline 443 km, Laos 555 km, Thailand 817 km, Vietnam 1,158 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Cambodia has a tropical climate with the monsoon season bringing heavy rain from May to November. December to April sees less rainfall and little variation in the temperature. The geography of Cambodia consists mainly of low, flatland, mountainous regions and forests. The Tonle Sap Lake and Tonle Sap River are important features of Cambodia. The Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. The lowest point of Cambodia is the Gulf of Thailand at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Phnum Aoral at 1,810m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Cambodia
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources found in Cambodia include oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower (water power) potential, and arable land suitable for growing crops.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, which is spoken by most of the population.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Cambodia is Buddhist at approximately 96% of the population. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Cambodia
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries across the world to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are created through the unique history of a nation and can portray both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can represent a combination of things that are important to a country such as birds, animals, plants, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Cambodia:

  • National symbol(s): Angkor Wat temple, kouprey (wild ox)

  • National colors: red and blue

  • National Anthem/Song: Nokoreach (Translation: Royal Kingdom)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 9 November (1953)

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