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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
- Area: 69,898 sq mi (181,035 sq km)
- Population: 15,535,000
- Capital: Phnom Penh
- Language: Khmer (official)
- Religions: Buddhism (official)
- Currency: Riel
[map of Cambodia with Phnom Penh marked as the capital]
Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand. It is largely a land of plains and great rivers.
[Images of the Prime Minister and King of Cambodia]
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
[Image of Fish Amok]
Fish amok is one of Cambodia's national dishes. It is a steamed fish curry with a mousse-like consistency.
[Image of Khmer New Year dancers]
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.