Cambodia - Research Article from Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea

CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

FLAG: The flag has a red center field with a white silhouette of the temple complex at Angkor Wat. The center field is bordered top and bottom by blue bands.

ANTHEM: Nokoreach, beginning "Heaven protects our King."

MONETARY UNIT: The new riel (CR) is a paper currency of 100 sen. CR1 = $0.0002534 (or $1 = CR3,946.00) as of May 2003.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: Both the metric system and traditional weights and measures are in general use.

HOLIDAYS: National Day, 9 January; New Year, April; Labor Day, 1 May; Feast of the Ancestors, 22 September; Independence Day, 9 November.

TIME: 7 PM = noon GMT.

Location, Size, and Extent

Situated in the southwest corner of the Indochina Peninsula, Cambodia has an area of 181,040 sq km (69,900 sq mi), extending 730 km (454 mi) NE-SW and 512 km (318 mi) SE-NW. It is bounded on the NE by Laos, on the E and SE by Vietnam, on the...

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