Cambodia is about "69,898 square miles of land." (Cambodia) Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city. Cambodians take up 90% of the population, with large minorities of Vietnamese and Chinese. 95% of people are Buddhist. The official language of Cambodia is Khmer (Cambodia).
Cambodians were strongly influenced by the value systems on Khmer, Indian, the French, and also two religions: Brahmansim and Theravada Buddhist. Society is based on a hierarchy. Theravada Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia. (Cambodia Information) Theravada involves being carefree but still responsible, having a high status in life - avoiding suffering, emphasizes on self, discipline, being humble, and having good relations with others. (Bullitt, John) While the French were in rule, they also influenced the Cambodian culture. The government and educational systems were heavily influence them. Cambodians strongly encourage good conduct. Being a good citizen will eventually earn recognition, rewarded with high positions within the religion, government, or community organizations.