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    Cambodia Geography - 1989

      Total area: 181,040 km2
      land area: 176,520 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Oklahoma

      Land boundaries: 2,572 km total
      Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228 km

      Coastline: 443 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 nm
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: three short sections of the boundary with Vietnam are in dispute; occupied by Vietnam on 25 December 1978

      Climate: tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to October); dry season (December to March); little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain: mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north

      Natural resources: timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

      Land use: 16% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 3% meadows and pastures; 76% forest and woodland; 4% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: a land of paddies and forests dominated by Mekong River and Tonle Sap

      Note: buffer between Thailand and Vietnam

      NOTE: The information regarding Cambodia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cambodia Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cambodia Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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