Cambodia is a land of paddies and forests dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap.
Cambodia is located in South-East Asia. Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to its northwest, Laos to the northeast and Vietnam on its eastern side. The Cambodian southeast coastline is situated on the Gulf of Thailand.
GMT/UTC +7 hours
13 00 N, 105 00 E
Total 181,035 sq. km
Land 176,515 sq. km
Water 4,520 sq. km
Total 2,572 km
Of which with Laos 541 km, with Thailand 803 km and with Vietnam 1,228 km.
Cambodia enjoys a tropical climate; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation.
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mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north.
Lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m
Highest point: Phnum Aoral 1,810 m
Oil and gas, timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential
Animals found in Cambodia include monkeys, water buffalo, tigers, elephants, leopards, and crocodiles.
Logging activities throughout the country and mining for gems in the western region along the border with Thailand have resulted in habitat loss and declining biodiversity (in particular, destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries); soil erosion; in rural areas, most of the population does not have access to potable water; declining fish stocks because of illegal fishing and overfishing.
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