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Cambodia Destinations

CAMBODIA , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia

Geography: aproximately 182,000 km2

Population: 15 million people

Religion: More than 95% of populationare Buddhist, the rest of them are Hinduism, Tantrism, and native animism

Capital: Phnom Penh is the offical  Capital with more than 2,5 million people

Ethnic groups: There are 30 hill tribes, and accounting for 90% of population are Khmer Group, the rest are Vietnamese, Chinese,and others,  Vietnamese (5%) and Chinese (1%)

Climate: Cambodia's climate, like that of the rest of Southeast Asia, is dominated by monsoons,

Now: Officially a multiparty democracy, in reality "the country remains a one-party state dominated by the Cambodian People's Party

  • Pre-history: from 6000 B.C
  • Pre-Angkorian and Angkorian era:  from 3rd century to 14th Century, The Khmer Empire was Southeast Asia's largest empire during the 12th century. The empire's centre of power was Angkor,
  • Dark ages of Cambodia: from 1432 to 1845, including the civil war, and border war with Vietnam & Thailand
  • French colonisation: from 1862 to 1953,under the reign of King Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia gained independence from France on 9 November 1953
  • Independence and Vietnam War: from 1953 to 1970,
  • Khmer Republic (1970–75)
  • Khmer Rouge regime: Estimates as to how many people were killed by the Khmer Rouge regime range from approximately one to three million; the most commonly cited figure is two million (about a quarter of the population)
  • Vietnamese occupation and transition: In November 1978, Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia in response to border raids by the Khmer Rouge.
  • Restoration of the monarchy: In 1993, Norodom Sihanouk was restored as King of Cambodia,

Economy:

  • Textiles:
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Transport
  • Water supply and sanitation