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Nation, Religion, King

 

General


Population: 15,458,332 (2014), 15,205,539 (2013)
Land Area: 181,040 sq km
Natural Resources: Oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydro power potential
Capital: Phnom Penh
Political System: Multiparty Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Hun Sen (January 14th 1985)
Languages: Khmer, French, English
Currency: Riel (KHR)
Major Religions: Theravada Buddhist 95%, Other 5%
Major Ethnicities: Khmer 90%, Vietnamese 5%, Chinese 1%, Other 4%
Life Expectancy: 63.78 years (2014), 63.41 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 15.64 billion (2013), 14.25 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 39.64 billion (2013), 34.64 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,600 (2013), 2,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.6% (2013), 6.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 34.8%, Industry 24.5%, Services 40.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 55.8%, Industry 16.9%, Services 27.3% (2010)
Industries: Tourism, garments, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles
Agriculture Products: Rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, tapioca
Human Development Index: 0.584 (136th)(2014), 0.543 (138th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 674 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 0% (2011)

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Army Size: 124 300 (2004)
Budget: 3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Cambodia is located in south east Asia, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Cambodia's economy is based on garments, tourism and construction. Angkor Wat is Cambodia's most visited site and attracts nearly 4 million visitors every year. Cambodia has great economic challenges to overcome, it suffers from corruption, low literacy and 50% of the government's budget comes from foreign aid.

(2014) Cambodia's economy continues to struggle to reach it's full potential, with high corruption and very little if any political rights for it's citizens it remains to be seen if Cambodia will see any progress until Prime Minister Hun Sen gives up his seat of power.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Cambodia
Wikipedia: Cambodia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/KHM.html

Updated on: July 28th, 2014