Area: 69,898 square miles
Capital: Phnom Penh
Languages: Khmer is the official language; English and French are also spoken.
Location: Cambodia is bordered by Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Geography: The ancient Khmer kingdom we now call Cambodia is a nation of 14.5 million people in a country about the size of Missouri. This is a country of geographical contrasts—the borders of Cambodia are mountainous and rugged, but a rich, alluvial plain dominates the center of the country. Here the Mekong River, the Sap River, and the Tonle Sap create a prosperous farming and fishing region full of rice fields and fishing villages.
Religion: Buddhist 96.4%, Muslim 2.1%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2%
Time Zone: Cambodia is on Indochina Time, twelve hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is 6pm in Phnom Penh.