Country Information

MapOfCambodia

Where in the world is Cambodia?
The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in South East Asia

Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos

Geographic coordinates: 13 00 N, 105 00 E

Map references: Southeast Asia

Area: 176,520 sq km of land and 4,515 sq km of water.

Land boundaries: total: 2,572 km

Border countries: Laos 540 km, Thailand 805 km, Vietnam 1,270 km

Coastline: 443 km

Maritime claims:
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain: mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m
highest point: Phnum Aoral 1,810 m

Natural resources: timber, gemstones, some iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

Land use:
arable land: 13%
permanent crops: 0%
permanent pastures: 11%
forests and woodland: 66%
other: 10% (1993 est. )

Irrigated land: 920 sq km (1993 est. )

Natural hazards: monsoonal rains (June to November); flooding; occasional droughts

Environment—international agreements:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Marine Life Conservation, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94
Signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping
Geography—note: a land of paddies and forests dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap