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Cambodia

Preah Reach Ana Pak Kampuchea (Kingdom of Cambodia)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Phnom Penh

  • Population estimate, 2015: 15.58 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 2,949

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.555/143=

  • Internet domain extension: .kh

Civil Aviation

Phnom Penh International Airport handled 1,587,986 passengers in 2009 and Siem Reap International Airport 1,255,166. The flag carrier is Cambodia Angkor Air (51% state-owned), which began services in 2009.

Climate

A tropical climate, with high temperatures all the year. Phnom Penh, Jan. 78 °F (25.6 °C), July 84 °F (28.9 °C). Annual rainfall 52″ (1,308 mm).

Constitution and Government

A parliamentary monarchy was re-established by the 1993 constitution. King Norodom Sihamoni (b. 14 May 1953; appointed 14 Oct. 2004 and sworn in on 29 Oct. 2004) was chosen in the first ever meeting of the nine-member Throne Council following the abdication of his father King Norodom Sihanouk (b. 31 Oct. 1922) on health grounds. Cambodia has a bicameral legislature. There is a 123-member National Assembly. Its members are...

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