Wikijunior:Asia/Cambodia

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Cambodia's history lies way back where King Jayavarman II founded the Khmer Empire in 9th century.

Where is Cambodia?[edit]

Cambodia is surrounded by three other Southeast Asian countries as well as a main body of water. It shares border with Vietnam to the east, Laos in the northeast, Thailand in the west and northwest, and has a coastline at the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest.Thailand lies to the upper northwest of Thailand, while Laos is to the northeast. Cambodia shares both its eastern and southern borders

How many people live in Cambodia?[edit]

As of 2013 census, estimates about 14.6 million people lived in Cambodia

What are the most common languages in Cambodia?[edit]

The most common language spoken in Cambodia are Spoken languages are Khmer (90% of populations)

What is the most common religion in Cambodia?[edit]

Theravada (Hinayana) Buddhisms is the most common religion practiced in Cambodia

What is the sport of Cambodia?[edit]

Sepak takraw, which looks like volleyball, is a very popular sport in Cambodia.

What are some important sites?[edit]

Angkor Wat - It was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu (Hindu), replica of Angkor Thom style of art. It is now commonly accepted that Angkor Wat most likely served both as a temple and as a mausoleum for Suryavarman II.

Tonle Sap - The Great Lake in native language is the largest natural lake in Southeast Asia, is actually a complicated combined lake/reservoir and river system. The lake is fed by numerous tributaries, and usually, the Tonle Sap river drains the lake and flows to the south and into the Mekong at Phnom Penh.


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