CAM BO DI A. WHERE IS IT?. It is bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. It is in the INDOCHINESE PENINSULA. And the capital is Phnom Penh. . HISTORY.
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It is bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. It is in the INDOCHINESE PENINSULA. And the capital is Phnom Penh.
Between the 11th and 14th century the Cambodia was the strongest country of all Indochinese Peninsula. It was all because of the strong Hindu and the Buddhist Khmer Empire.
The first fame and honored people in present-day are in the 1st millennium AD in Cambodia. In the 3rd, 4th, 5th century the states that Indian lived were the Chenla and Funan which is present-day, Cambodia and South West Vietnam. The Khmer Empire was weaken yet until the 15th century. The empire’s power’s center was the Angkor. In 1863 King Nordom, who had been installed by Thailand, sought the protection of France from the Thai and Vietnamese. In 1955, Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his father in order to be elected Prime Minister. Upon is father’s death he became the head-of-state and took the title of prince. While the Vietnam War moved on, Sihanouk chose an official policy of neutrality in the Cold War until Cambodians began to take side, expelled in 1970 by a military coup led by Prime Minister General Lon Nol and Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, while trip on abroad. In 1973 the Cambodians were changed in to Communist because they started gaining communist. And in 1989 the peace came to Cambodia because of Peace efforts which began in Paris. After the cruel and violent war of 70’s and 80’s with the destruction of economic, culture, social, and politics of Cambodia was re-built
- only in recent years. Again the conflict began to shake again in 1997 so the coup d’etat was remained in placed. Again Cambodia was aided by the 5 countries, Japan, France, West Germany, Canada, and Australia. United States and U.K. were reluctant to provide aid but they did it to the relationship of China.
In Cambodia the population is 14 million people. Wow!!! It is not very big but it has more than 10 million people!!!
Almost 90% of Cambodians are Buddhism and 10% of them are others like Hindu or Muslim.
The geography of Cambodia is ruled by the Mekong river (the great river) and the Tonle Sap (fresh water lake), an important source of fish.
Mekong↓ Tonle Sap↓
Cambodia’s main industries are the garments, touring, and construction. In 2007 over 4 million people visited Angkor Wat.
The Prime Minister is the head of the government, while the king is the head of state. The Prime Minister is decided from the king, on the instructions and with the agreement of the National Assembly.
↑Rice cropping is an important role in the economy.
Most countryside family depend on farming and its related sub-sectors. Rice, fish, timber, garments, and rubber are the Cambodia’s important export. The tourism industry is the 2nd greatest source and the 1st is textile industry. 50% of tourists go to the Angkor Wat, most of the remainder tourists go to Phnom Penh. The last remainder tourists go to bays and beaches.
Khmer culture, has distinctive styles of dances, architecture, and sculpture. Angkor Wat is the best preserved example of architecture. Other temples have been discovered around the region. Bonn Om Teuk (Festival of Boat Racing), the annual boat rowing contest, is the most attended Cambodian national festival. Cambodia’s population attends this event each year to play games, give thanks to the moon, watch fire works, and attend the boat race in a carnival atmosphere. Popular games include cockfighting, soccer, and kicking a sey, which is similar to a footbag. Rice, as in other Southeast Asian countries, is the staple grain, while fish from the Mekong and Tonle Sap also form an important part of the diet. Football is one of the more popular sports, although professional organized sports are not prevalent in Cambodia as in western countries due to the economic conditions. The Cambodia national football team managed fourth in the 1972 Asian Cup but development has slowed since the civil war. Western sports such as volleyball, bodybuilding, field hockey, rugby, golf, and baseball are gaining popularity. Native sports include traditional boat racing, buffalo racing, Pradal Serey, Khmer Traditional wresting, and Bokator.