Cambodia

What is Cambodia known for?


nature year

.malaria.pdf archivedate 2006-02-20 accessdate 2007-06-15 format PDF The geographic distribution of malaria within large regions is complex, and malaria-afflicted and malaria-free areas are often found close to each other. Malaria is prevalent


classical written

. dollar s into the local economy. As a result, the dollar has become the country's common currency. Riel notes are used for fractional dollar amounts as U.S. coins are not in circulation. The symbol is encoded in Unicode at . In the classical written and oral literature of many Asian cultures the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, being often used


popular species

with a member of another party, but he then became sole interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle. ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION Cambodian Minister of the Interior (Interior minister) DATE OF BIRTH The '''Siamese fighting fish''' (''Betta splendens'', ), is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The name of the genus is derived


series life

, Head of Drama BBC Wales and now runs Khmer Mekong Films in Cambodia. It was also home to writers such as Catherine Johnson (who went on to pen ''Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia (musical))'', the ABBA musical) and Matthew Graham (''This Life'', ''Doctor Who'' and co-creator of BBC One's ''Life on Mars (Life on Mars (TV series))''). The first writer was Adele Rose - in Series 1 she wrote eps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, her daughter, Carrie Rose, writing ep 5 - and the most


work projects

of their victims. thumb Choeung Ek (File:Buddhist Stupa at Choeung Ek killing fields, Cambodia.JPG) The Khmer Rouge reached Phnom Penh and took power in 1975. Led by Pol Pot, they changed the official name of the country to Democratic Kampuchea. The new regime modeled itself on Maoist China during the Great Leap Forward, immediately evacuated the cities, and sent the entire population on forced marches to rural work projects. They attempted to rebuild the country's agriculture on the model

Korean famine famine of the 1990s . Cambodia In 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered the capital of Phnom Penh and took control of Cambodia. With the application of the fundamental ideals of communism, the new government under Pol Pot drove all urban residents into the countryside to work on communal farm and civil work projects. Without external assistance, with 75% of the necessary draft animals dead from the previous four years of war, agricultural guidelines written


traditional wrestling

sports such as volleyball, bodybuilding, field hockey, rugby union, golf, and baseball are gaining popularity. Volleyball is by far the most popular sport in the country. Native sports include traditional boat racing (Dragon boat), buffalo racing, Pradal Serey, Khmer traditional wrestling and Bokator. Cambodia first participated in the Olympics during the 1956 Summer Olympic Games (Cambodia at the 1956 Summer Olympics) sending equestrian (Equestrian at the Summer Olympics) riders

bokator, pradal serey (Khmer kick boxing), and Khmer traditional wrestling. Zenith-branded products are sold in North America, Germany, Thailand (to 1983), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India and Myanmar. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Ujjain was a major centre of mathematical and astronomical research. The famous mathematicians who worked there included: Brahmagupta, whose book ''Brahmasphutasiddhanta'' was responsible for spreading the use


life charity

. Specifically, its Change a Life charity raises funds that are invested in some of the world's most poverty-striken regions. Essentially, the goal is to help these countries achieve sustainable futures. Developing countries such a Chad, Ethiopia, Laos, Sri Lanka and Cambodia have witnessed positive initiatives funded by the charitable actions of Computershare. The funds collected from the Computershare community are managed by organizations such as World Vision in Chad


friendly ties

to establish friendly ties. Contemporary constitutional monarchies include the United Kingdom and Commonwealth realms, Belgium, Bhutan, Bahrain, Cambodia, Denmark, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands (Kingdom of the Netherlands), Norway, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, and Thailand. Cannibalism was reported by the journalist Neil Davis (cameraman


poem based

romanized as '''''Ramakerti''''') is a Cambodian epic poem (Epic poetry), based on the Sanskrit's Ramayana epic (Hindu Epics). The name means "Glory of Rama". It adapts the Hindu ideas to Buddhist themes and shows the balance of good and evil in the world. More than just a reordering of the epic tale, the Reamker is a mainstay of the royal ballet (Khmer Classical Dance)'s repertoire. Like the Ramayana, it is a philosophical allegory, exploring the ideals

. , also romanized as '''''Ramakerti''''') is a Cambodian epic poem (Epic poetry), based on the Sanskrit's Ramayana epic (Hindu Epics). The name means "Glory of Rama". It adapts the Hindu ideas to Buddhist themes and shows the balance of good and evil in the world. More than just a reordering of the epic tale, the Reamker is a mainstay of the Khmer Classical Dance royal ballet


called water

the fall of Phnom Penh." * '''1977:''' No award In other calendars Songkran is also celebrated in Laos (called pee mai lao (Lao New Year)), Cambodia (called Chaul Chnam Thmey, Cambodian New Year), Myanmar (called Thingyan သင်္ကြန်), and by the Dai people in Yunnan, China (called Water-Splashing Festival). The same day is celebrated in South Asian calendars as well: the Assamese (Assamese people) (called Rongali Bihu (Bohag Bihu)), Bengali

Cambodia

'''Cambodia''' ( , Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa) and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

With a population of over 15 million, Cambodia is the 69th most populous country (List of countries by population) in the world. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practiced by approximately 95 percent of the population. The country's minority groups include Vietnamese (Vietnamese people), Chinese (Han Chinese), Cham (Cham (Asia))s, and 30 hill tribes (Khmer Loeu). The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch (Elective monarchy) chosen by the Royal Throne Council (Politics of Cambodia), as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving non-royal leader (List of current longest ruling non-royal leaders) in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.

Cambodia's ancient name is "Kambuja" (Sanskrit (Sanskrit language): कंबुज). David P. Chandler (1992) ''History of Cambodia''. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, ISBN 0813335116. In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king and marked the beginning of the Khmer Empire which flourished for over 600 years, allowing successive kings to dominate much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianized kingdom built monumental temples including Angkor Wat, now a World Heritage Site, and facilitated the spread of first Hinduism, then Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia. After the fall of Angkor to Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Kingdom) in the 15th century, Cambodia was then ruled as a vassal between its neighbors.

Cambodia became a protectorate of France in 1863, and gained independence in 1953. The Vietnam War extended into Cambodia, during which the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh in 1975 and later carried out the Cambodian Genocide from 1975 until 1979, when they were ousted by Vietnam and then fought against the Vietnamese backed People's Republic of Kampuchea in the Cambodian–Vietnamese War (1979-1991). Following the 1991 Paris Peace Accords Cambodia was governed briefly by a United Nations mission (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia) (1992-1993). The UN withdrew after holding elections in which around 90 percent of the registered voters cast ballots. The 1997 coup (1997 clashes in Cambodia) placed power solely in the hands of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party, who remain in power as of 2014.

Cambodia is a "vaguely communist free-market state with a relatively authoritarian coalition ruling over a superficial democracy." Political Transition in Cambodia 1991-1999, by David W. Roberts, Curzon Publishers, 2001 The country faces numerous challenges and sociopolitical issues, including widespread poverty,

A low income economy, Cambodia nonetheless has one of the best economic records in Asia, with growth averaging 6 percent over the last decade. Agriculture remains the dominant economic sector, with strong growth in textiles, construction, garments, and tourism leading to increased foreign investment and international trade. Cambodia to outgrow LDC status by 2020 Business The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record. The Phnom Penh Post (18 May 2011). Retrieved on 20 June 2011.

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