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Cambodia

Cambodia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Phnom Penh

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:18

  • Population

    Population

    15.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +855

  • Currency

    Currency

    ៛ KHR (riel)

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Cambodia

Cambodia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Phnom Penh

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:18

  • Population

    Population

    15.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +855

  • Currency

    Currency

    ៛ KHR (riel)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 243

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.34 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 904mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    181 040 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    26%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    54%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    30%

  • Railways

    Railways

    601km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.05 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Khmer - 90 %
    Vietnamese - 5 %
    Chinese - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Theravada Buddhist - 95 %
    others - 5 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    73.9%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Khmer - 95 %
    French
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    191 300

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    44.1%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    13%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    380 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, garments, construction, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, cassava (manioc), silk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    33%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    68%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    6 685kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    135 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    13

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What not to do when visiting Cambodia

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Don't touch a Cambodian with your feet - is the height of bad manners. Cambodians consider feet to be the lowest part of the body.

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2/27
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Don't take photos at airports, train stations and any military installations.

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3/27
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Don't touch someone's head - it's considered sacred.

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Did you know

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In Cambodia, you can eat tarantula kebabs.

4/27
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Don’t forget to slightly bow with bringing hands together at chest level when greeting someone. For showing greater respect, the bow is lower and the hands brought higher. With foreigners, Cambodians have adopted the western practice of shaking hands. Women may still use the traditional Cambodian greeting. The simple rule is to respond with the same greeting you are given.

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5/27
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Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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6/27
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Don’t lose your face or temper and not cause losing face to any locals - face usually translated as dignity and public reputation that attributes to a person. Don’t criticise or embarrass anyone in public.

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7/27
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Don't take photos before you ask, especially in rural or sacred sites.

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8/27
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Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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Did you know

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The Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters.

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Don’t take part in traffic accident - always be cautious and forecast the situation. Traffic is a mix of cars, motos, bicycles and tuk-tuks as a result of poor roads, intoxication and disregard for traffic laws, accidents are common.

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10/27
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Don't discuss business in social settings like having dinner at someone's home or similar.

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11/27
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Don’t necessarily use long and direct eye contact with women in business - it should be kept to a minimum. Always wait for her to offer a hand for a handshake.

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12/27
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Don't rush the communication and don’t be too direct - Cambodians are indirect communicators and they will rather stay silent than saying no or disagree directly.

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13/27
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Don’t be late for business meetings - it shows a lack of respect for the person you are meeting.

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Did you know

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Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Landmines can be found in rural areas, especially in Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom and Pursat Provinces - don't venture beyond well established roads and paths in remote areas.

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Don't always trust all home-brewed liquors. Some can contain methanol or other harmful ingredients that can cause severe or permanent conditions, including death.

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15/27
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Don't enter someone's house without removing your shoes.

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16/27
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Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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17/27
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Don't forget to negotiate taxi fare before you ride unless the taximeter is on.

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18/27
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Don’t call for the ”snatch and grab” robbery or similar tourist scams by not paying attention to your items - be cautious and always keep belongings out of sight (also when travelling by tuk-tuk!).

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During the annual Water Festival holiday, which takes place in Phnom Penh in November, the population increases significantly as millions of Cambodians from every town and province flock to the capital for three days.

19/27
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Don’t start eating until the oldest person starts.

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20/27
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Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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21/27
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Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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22/27
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Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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23/27
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Don’t forget the monsoon season takes place from May to October occasional flooding and landslides might happen.

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24/27
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Don’t let mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis or Malaria to get you - stay away from mosquitos and protect yourself to prevent any infections.

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25/27
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Don’t wrap the gifts in a white colour paper - it’s the colour of mourning. Give the gift using both hands gifts are usually not open when received.

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Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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27/27
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Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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