Facts About Cambodia
Official Name. State of Cambodia.
Capital. Phnom Penh.
Area. 69,898 square miles (181,035 square kilometers).
Population (1991 estimate). 8,781,000; 129.0 persons per square mile (49.8 persons per square kilometer); (1989 estimate) 12 percent urban, 88 percent rural.
Official Language. Khmer.
Official Religion. Buddhism.
Literacy. 48 percent of population age 15 and over.
Mountain Ranges. Cardamom, Dangrek (Dong Rak).
Highest Peak. Phnum Aoral, 5,948 feet (1,813 meters).
Largest Lake. Tonle Sap.
Major River. Mekong.
Form of Government. People's Republic.
President. Chairman, Council of State.
Head of Government. Chairman, Council of Ministers (prime minister).
Head of State. Chairman, Supreme National Council.
Legislature. National Assembly.
Voting Qualification. Age 18.
Political Divisions. 20 provinces.
Major Cities (1987 estimate). Phnom Penh (564,000), Batdambang (45,000), Kampong Cham (33,000).
Chief Manufactured Products. Cigarettes, food, rubber, chemical products, textiles, mechanical equipment, building materials.
Chief Agricultural Products. Crops rice, sugarcane, cassava, sweet potatoes, bananas, corn (maize), beans, rubber, soybeans. Livestock cattle, pigs, buffalo, poultry.
Monetary Unit. 1 riel = 100 sen.