Key Stats

Capital: Phnom Penh

Population: 16 million

Average life expectancy: 65 years

Literacy rate: 77%

Population living below poverty line: 18%

Population without electricity: 9.9 million

Population without access to safe drinking water: 3.9 million

Most widely spoken language: Khmer

Source: The World Factbook

About Cambodia

Cambodia is a primarily Buddhist country situated on the Gulf of Thailand in Southeast Asia. Despite its long history of violence and conflict, Cambodia's economic stability has been improving. However, many still live in poverty, especially those in rural areas where food shortages and lack of work opportunities are common. The Khmer people, a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia, account for 97% of the country's population.

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