Cambodia

Area was home to Neolithic culture by 2nd millennium BCE; Hindu-Buddhist influence 1st century; home of Khmer kingdom 5th-13th century; province of Annam and Siam; border disputes with Siam (Thailand) 19th-20th century; border areas saw fighting in Vietnam War from 1961; official language is Khmer, but French is also widely spoken.

Quick Facts on Cambodia

Go Historic ID
36594
Names
Cambodia
Location
Population
17,304,363 (#70 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Khmer (official) 96.3%, other 3.7% (2008 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Khmer 97.6%, Cham 1.2%, Chinese 0.1%, Vietnamese 0.1%, other 0.9% (2013 est.)
Religions
Buddhist (official) 97.9%, Muslim 1.1%, Christian 0.5%, other 0.6% (2013 est.)