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Cambodia Overview

Rising from its troubled past, Cambodia is back on the map for travellers. This is just the right moment to come and visit the country before everything is totally changed.

Geography of Cambodia

Cambodia covers an area of 181,035 square kilometers with the maximum extents of 600km east-west and 450km north-south.

Weather & Climate in Cambodia

Cambodia's climate is driven by monsoons. From November to April, there's dry and cool northeastern wind which makes the air dry and more pleasant. From May to October, there's southwestern wet and strong wind causing heavy rains and high humidity. The annual biggest  rainfall of 5000mm is found in the seaward slope of the southwestern mountain range while in the central plains it's only 1400mm per annum.

History of Cambodia

Very little is known about prehistoric Cambodia, although archeological evence has established that prior to 1000 BC Cambodians subsisted on a diet of fish and rice and lived in houses on stilts, as they still do today.

 

Cambodia Economy

Traditionally the Cambodia's economy has been based on agriculture. Most of the cultivated land is reserved for growing rice and the rest is for rubber. Besides cultivation, Tonle Sap Lake has provided an important amount of fish to the Cambodia's economy and diet. Cattle raising also supplement to the country's economy.

 

People & Population in Cambodia

The first census on Cambodia's people and population was carried out in 1998 finding that the Cambodia's population was 11.4 million and annual growth rate was 2.8%. The capital city of Phnom Penh was home to 1.2 million people and other populous areas included Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, Battambang, Takeo, Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom.