World and Its Peoples: Eastern and Southern Asia - Vol. 6

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Cambodia

In the six decades in which Cambodia has regained independence after French
colonial rule, the nation has suffered many upheavals. In the 1960s, Cambodia
could not prevent involvement in the war in neighboring Vietnam, and in 1970
the monarchy was overthrown by a pro-U.S. military junta. In 1975, the military
government was in turn overthrown by the Communist Khmer Rouge
movement, which forcibly dismantled the economy, evacuated the cities, and
massacred at least one million Cambodians (and possibly twice that number).
Cambodia's traditional rival, Vietnam, invaded in 1979, dislodging the Khmer
Rouge, but civil war broke out. In 1991, the warring factions agreed to a peace
plan that included elections supervised by the United Nations (UN). Multiparty
elections were held in 1993, and the monarchy was restored.

GEOGRAPHY

LocationSoutheast Asia, along the Gulf of Thailand between Thailand and Vietnam
ClimateTropical climate with little seasonal variation in temperature; wet monsoon season from May through November; dry season from December through April
Area69.898 sq. miles (181,035 sq. km)
Coastline277 miles (443 km)
Highest pointPhnum Aural 5,940 feet (1,810 m)
Lowest pointGulf of Thailand 0 feet (0 m)
TerrainLow flat plains in the east, center, and southeast; mountains in the southwest and north
Natural resourcesOil, natural gas, gemstones, timber
Land use
Arable land20.4 percent
Permanent crops0.6 percent
Other79.0 percent
Major riversMekong, Sab
Major lakeTonle Sap
Natural hazardsFlooding, drought

METROPOLITAN AREAS, 1998 POPULATIONS

Urban population18 percent
Phnom Penh1,078,000
Phnom Penh City999,000
Battambang124,000
Sisophon85,000
Siem Reap84,000
Preah Sihanouk (formerly Kompong Som)67,000
Kompong Cham45,000
Suong45,000
Poipet43,000
Kampong Chhang42,000
Kampong Spoe41,000
Kampot36.000

Source: Cambodian census, 1998

FLAG

The national flag of Cambodia has
three horizontal bands: blue at the
top, red in the center, and blue at the
bottom. There is a white emblem in
outline at the center of the red band
representing the great temple of
Angkor Wat. The pedestal of the
temple represents the structure of
the universe; the temple itself
represents the Buddhist religion; and
the top of the temple represents the
monarchy. The flag, the national flag
of Cambodia from independence
until 1970. was reinstated upon the
restoration of the monarchy in 1993.

NEIGHBORS AND LENGTH OF BORDERS

Laos338 miles (541 km)
Thailand502 miles (803 km)
Vietnam768 miles (1,228 km)

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  • Title Page 721
  • Contents 723
  • Geography and Climate 724
  • Cambodia 756
  • Laos 786
  • Vietnam 814
  • Further Research 858
  • Index 862
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