Introduction To Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia formerly known as Kampuchea,
a country in South East Asia with a population of over 14 million people.
Phnom Penh is the capital and the largest city of Cambodia.
The country borders:
Thailand to its west and northwest
Laos to its northeast
Vietnam to its east and southeast
In the south it faces the Gulf of Thailand.
The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river and the Tonlé Sap ("the fresh water lake"), an important source of fish.
Cambodia's main industries are garments, tourism, and construction. In 2005, oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath Cambodia's territorial water, and once commercial extraction begins in 2011, the oil revenues could profoundly affect Cambodia's economy.