Nollywood home videos have definitely made this country popular. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard the name Cambodia in movies. The context in which they use it, is somewhat funny. For those who have come across the name with little knowledge about the country. You are welcome.
CAMBODIA is a country located in Asian continent. Nationsonline states in detail “in the southeastern part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia, it shares borders with Vietnam to the east, Laos in the northeast, Thailand in the west and northwest, and has a coastline at the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest”.
Its capital city is known as, Phnom Penh. It is alsoimportant to note that this country is also referred to Kampuchea locally.
As far as size, Cambodia is about the size of Germany when divided into two. With a population of about fifteen million (15,000,000) the country practices democracy; multiparty Liberal to be precise under a constitutional monarch.
The highest population being Khmer, others include:
- Khmer loeu
- Jarai people
- Rade people
- Khmer krom
- Stieng people
- Kavat people
- Vietnamese people
- Chinese Cambodian
- Kuy people
- Lao people and lots more.
They are classified into indigenous ethic minority and non indigenous ethic minority. The main four districts are Khmer, Cham, Vietnamese and Chinese
Khmer is the official language in Cambodia.
English is broadly spoken in Cambodia and many are agreeably astounded by the overall degree of English subsequent to going through neighboring Thailand or Vietnam where English speakers are regularly limited to outsiders.
French is also a significant overseas dialects spoken in the country. The language was once the authority language in Indochina and today, various more seasoned Cambodians communicate in French. French is likewise used to give training in certain schools and colleges in Cambodia.
The country has a peculiar national symbol. It’s National flag. The Cambodian flag is the only flag in the world to have a building as a symbol on it. The Angkor Wat.
The Angkor Wat is a significant religious building in Cambodia and unfoundedly the biggest religious complex in the world.
January 1st , we celebrate the new year but in Cambodia, new year is celebrated in the month of April.
The country has changed its name more than three(3) times under every new leadership.
Lastly, birthday events are not actually celebrated in Cambodia, especially in the provincial territories. Some more established individuals may not have a clue about their birth date and just their birth year or season.
Imagine not celebrating your birthday, imagine Cambodia. They are also known to make meals of insects.
In general, the citizens are fun-loving and accommodating to tourist. Cambodia stays on the rundown in terms of wealth and economic status, notwithstanding ongoing monetary development. In spite of the fact that Cambodia is going through critical urbanization, the vast majority of its residents keep on living in provincial territories and experience neediness.