Cambodia Background Stats

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Palmyra palm


  • Countries named after legendary figures: Countries named after legendary figures and deities.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after legend: The legendary figure after which each country was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
Countries named after legendary figures Sage Kambu Swayambhuva 2014
First human settlement > Date 7,000 BC 2014
First human settlement > Notes Laang Spean cave in the Stung Sangker River valley, Battambang Province 2014
First human settlement > Place Laang Spean 2014
Full name Kingdom of Cambodia 2013
Independence day date November 9 1953
Land border length 2,572 km 2014 71st out of 200
Named after legend Sage Kambu Swayambhuva 2014
National anthems Nokor Reach ( Royal Kingdom ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Laos (L) Thailand Vietnam 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 106th out of 171

Cambodia is benefiting from two decades of relative stability, having endured civil war and the murderous rule of the Khmer Rouge.

As it attempts to end its dependence on foreign aid, the country's economic potential and natural resources are drawing foreign investment - especially from China and neighbouring Vietnam.

Garment-making is the biggest industry, employing around half a million people and accounting for 80% of exports. Tourism is expanding, and Cambodia hopes to tap into offshore oil and gas reserves.

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