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Brief Overview

Main Language: Khmer
Main Religion: Buddhism (Theravada)
Population: 14.8 million (UN, 2005)
Ethnic group: Khmer, Vietnamese and Chinese minorities
Monetary unit: 1riel = 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 sqmiles); Water 2.5%
Border counties: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228km
Coastline: 443 km
Independence: November 9, 1953
GNI per capita: US$490 (WB, 2006)
Major Exports: Garments, Fisheries Products, Rubber
Major Exports Trading Countries: United States, Germany, UK, Singapore, Japan
Major Imports: petroleum products, construction materials, vehicles and motorcycles, clothing
Major Import Tading Countries: Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Internet domain: KH
Internet dialing code: +855
Electricity: 220V AC 50 Hz
Driving: Right hand side; International Driving Permit required
Direct Flight: from Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane, Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou
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