Country Facts


Main Language: Khmer

Main Religion: Buddhism (Theravada)
Population: 14,805,358 (World Bank, 2009) 
Poplulation in Phnom Penh: 2,009,264 (wiki – 2008) 
Ethnic group: Khmer, Vietnamese and Chinese minoritiesMonetary unit: 1 riel = 100 sen
Climate: Tropical humid climate: rainy (monsoon) season (May to November) and dry season (December to April)

Capital: Phnom Penh 

Major Cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanouk Ville, Koh Kong 
Area: 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq miles) : Water 2.5% 
Border countries: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228 km 
Coastline: 443 km 
Independence: 9 November 1953
Constitution: Promulgated 21 September 1993 
GDP: USD $10,027,957,789 (World Bank, 2009)
GNI per capita: USD $650 (World Bank, 2009) 
Life expectancy at birth, total (years): 61 (World Bank, 2008) 
Major Exports: Garments, Fisheries Products, Rubber
Major Export Trading Countries: United States, Germany, UK, Singapore, Japan
Major Imports: petroleum products, construction materials, vehicles and motorcycles, clothing 
Major Import Trading Countries: Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Internet domain: .kh
Electricity: 220V AC 50 Hz 
Driving: Right hand side; International Driving Permit required
Airport: Phnom Penh International (PNH), Siem Reap International Airport, & Sihanoukville International Airport – Website Direct Flight: from Bangkok (Thailand), Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong (China), Singapore (Singapore), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Vientiane (Lao), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Guangzhou (China), Soul (South Korea)