Country: Cambodia

Population: 13,995,904

Capital: Phnom Penh

Time Zone: UTC+7

Currency Name: Riel (KHR)

Government Type: Multiparty Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy

Languages: Khmer (official) 95%, French, English

Ethnic Breakdown: Khmer 90%, Vietnamese 5%, Chinese 1%, other 4%

Religion: Theravada Buddhist 95%, other 5%

Major Cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Phone Country Code: 855

Health Concerns: very high risk in some areas for waterborne and vectorborne diseases - diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, avian flu

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, c

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 7 (Victory from Genocide Day), February 2 (Meak Bochea), March 8 (Women's Day), April 14-16 (Cambodian New Year), May 1 (Labor Day/Buddha's Birthday), May 5 (Royal Ploughing Ceremony), May 13-14 (King's Birthday), June 18 (Queen Mother's Birthday), September 24 (Constitution Day), October 1-15 (Ancestor Holiday), October 29 (Coronation Day), October 31 (King Father's Birthday), Water Festival, November 9 (Independence Day), December 10 (Human Rights Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, is the largest religious temple in the world.