Flag of the Week: Cambodia

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Isabella Wang
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Cambodia

Cambodia is a country on the Indochinese mainland of Southeast Asia. Its current flag was adopted in 1993.

Symbols on the Flag

  • Red: bravery
  • Blue: liberty and cooperation
  • Angkor Wat temple: integrity and heritage

Fast Facts

  • Area: 69,898 sq mi (181,035 sq km)
  • Population: 15,535,000
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Language: Khmer (official)
  • Religions: Buddhism (official)
  • Currency: Riel

Geography

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Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand. It is largely a land of plains and great rivers.

Famous Figures

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Hun Sen has served as the Prime Minister since 1985. He is one of the longest-serving leaders in the world. Norodom Sihamoni is the King of Cambodia. He became King on October 14, 2004.

Food and Culture

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Fish amok is one of Cambodia's national dishes. It is a steamed fish curry with a mousse-like consistency.

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Celebrated on April 13 or 14 each year, Khmer New Year is a 3-day holiday that marks the end of the harvest season and is Cambodia’s single most important holiday.

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