10 Interesting facts about Cambodia

10 Interesting facts about Cambodia

Today we will help you out to know about some awesome and interesting facts about Cambodia, you will be amazed after reading these facts about Cambodia.

Interesting facts about Cambodia

    • The Cambodian flag is the only national flag in the world to represent a building: the Angkor Wat temple.
    • The country has changed its name many times, in fact, each time a new government is established: it was called the Khmer Republic during its republican years, the Democratic Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge regime, the Republic Popular Kampuchea under the power of a left-wing group named the National Union Front for the Salvation of Kampuchea. Now, the country is officially called the Kingdom
    • During the four years ruled by the Khmer Rouge, one-fifth of Cambodia’s population was executed. Most of them were educated people, priests and monks.
    • The Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, wanted all educated Cambodians to be executed so that no one would ever oppose his power.
    • Currently, half of Cambodia’s population is under 15 years old.
    • Birthdays in Cambodia are not celebrated. In fact, seniors may not even know their own date of birth.

  • At present, Cambodia’s largest source of income comes from the textile industry. Tourism is the second source of income for the kingdom.
  • Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Between the years 1990 and 2005, the country lost 25 000 km2 of forest.
  • In Cambodia, the head is considered the most important part of the body. It is not permissible to touch anyone’s head, even in the friendliest way.
  • It is considered disrespectful to point someone or something with your feet or shoes, so feet must be tucked into sitting position.

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