Official name: The Kingdom of Kampuchea
Extent: 181 035 square kilometres
Population number: 13,3 millions
Population density: 62,6 persons per 1 square kilometer
Official language: Khmere language. In official communication, you can
speak with authorities English or also partially French
State organization: Kingdom
Main religion: Theravad Buddhism (95%)
Time: Central European Time + 6 hours
The highest point: Fako Mountain (4095 m)
Cambodia is placed in South-East Asia, neighbouring with three states: Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. South-west part of the country is washed up with Thai Bay. Kampuchea is divided into 21 provinces and four towns.
To main dominantes belong: Great Lake (Tonle Sap) and Mekong-river. You can find there three mountaneous areas: in south-west (Elephant and Cardamom Mountains), along north border with Thailand (Danghrek Mountain Range), and in north-east corner of the country (East Mountains). Tonle Sap is mounting, with its 100 kms long cannal, into Mekong-river (close to Phnompenh). Regarding national parks. these are, as follows: Virachey, Kirikim, Ream and Bokor.
Cambodia is a home of many big animals, such as: tigers, leopards, bears, elephants, wild cows, etc. Moreover, you can meet there numerous quantity of birds´sorts, such as cormorants, cranes, kingfishers, pelicans. etc.
In Kampuchea, the climate is strongly influenced with two monsoons. It is cold and dry monsoon, appearing since October till May, bringing a little of rains only. The second one, south-west monsoon, is characteristic with strong wind and heavy rains. The temperatures are the highest during April, reaching even 35° C.
From total population, the women form approx. 54%. It is a consequence of civil war in past. The ethnic Khmeres form 96% of total population. As most important minority, these are ethnical Chinese. They became very powerful economic force, thanks to immense investitions in the country. Various Cambodian ethno-lingvistic minorities are living in the mountains, altogether 6000-7000 persons. To most important groups belong the Kreungs and Phongols.
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