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Cambodia Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos

Geographic coordinates:
13 00 N, 105 00 E

Map references:
Southeast Asia

Area:
total: 181,035 sq km
country comparison to the world: 89
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 176,515 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 4,520 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Oklahoma

Land boundaries:
total: 2,572 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228 km

Coastline:
443 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm

Climate:
tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation
More Climate Details

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Phnum Aoral 1,810 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

Land use:
arable land: 20.44%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.59%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 78.97% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
2,700 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
476.1 cu km (1999)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 4.08 cu km/yr (1%/0%/98%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 290 cu m/yr (2000)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
monsoonal rains (June to November); flooding; occasional droughts

Environment - current issues:
illegal logging activities throughout the country and strip 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

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

Geography - note:
a land of paddies and forests dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap


NOTE: The information regarding Cambodia on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cambodia Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cambodia Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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