Cambodia is in South East Asia. The whole country is a bit bigger than England and Wales put together.
This is the flag of Cambodia Can you find out what the picture in the middle of the flag is? Fast facts Population: 14.4 million Capital City: Phnom Penh Language spoken: Khmer Local money: Riel
Did you know…? About 1 in 3 people live on less than $1 a day in Cambodia. Only 6 in 10 children are able to go to school in Cambodia. Do you think this is FAIR? Around 4 in 10 people do not have access to clean water.
Population There are 14.4 million people in Cambodia, that’s about a quarter of the amount living in the UK. In Cambodia about 4.8 million people live on less than $1 a day – that’s 1 in every 3 people.
Around the city Motorbikes are a popular way to travel around the city in Cambodia. In the markets of Phnom Penh you can buy everything from fresh fish from the nearby Mekong River, to fried spiders!
Paddy fields are flooded areas of land used to grow rice. Many farmers produce and sell rice in Cambodia. Rice fields Water buffalo help with the work, ploughing through muddy fields.
The environment About 84% of people in Cambodia live and work in farming areas. Floods and droughts caused by climate change are making it difficult for farmers in Cambodia to earn a living through their land.
Forests cover over half of Cambodia. But the landscape is changing because people are chopping down trees in many areas. This is called deforestation. Cambodia’s forests
Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia Worship in Cambodia Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia.
People in Cambodia worship in Pagodas. Buddhism Monks spread the teachings of Buddha in their communities. The lotus flower is an important symbol in Buddhism.
Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia Find out more about Cambodia. Look at the Cambodia photographs taken by the children from Phnom Penh here>>