Essential info for Cambodia

Population: 15,4 million
 
Capital city: Phnom Penh (also largest city)
 
Neighbouring countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos
 
Geography: Cambodia lies entirely within the tropics, with a long western coastline along the Gulf of Thailand. The landscape is characterised by a low-lying central plain surrounded by mountains. Phnom Aural, Cambodia's highest peak, is in southwestern Cambodia and rises to an elevation of 5,949 feet (1,813 metres). The central Tonle Sap (Great Lake) is densely populated plain devoted to rice paddies. 
 
Political system: Constitutional monarchy
 
Major religion: Theravada Buddhism. Other religions include Islam and Christianity.
 
Main languages:  Khmer is the official language. French is spoken by many older Cambodians, but English is becoming more prevalent thanks to an influx of tourists over recent years.
 
Money: The riel (KHR) is divided into 100 sen.
 
Tipping: Tipping isn’t common practice in Cambodia, but a small gratuity for excellent service is effusively appreciated. 
 
Time: GMT+7
 
Electricity: 230 volts, 50 Hz. Three-pin rectangular blade plugs are common, but two-pin plugs are also used.
 
Internet domain: .kh
 
International dialling code: +855
 
Emergency contacts: 117 (police), 118 (fire), ambulance (119)
 
Transport and driving: Drive on the right-hand side.

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