Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and covers an area of 181,040 square kilometers. The country is about half the size of Germany or the neighboring country Vietnam.
Cambodia borders Vietnam to the east, Laos to the northeast, and Thailand to the north and northwest. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia is often perceived as the country between Thailand and Vietnam. The longest border Cambodia shares with Vietnam, namely 1200 kilometers.
The coast on the Gulf of Thailand is located in the south of Cambodia and covers a length of 450 kilometers. There are also some islands off the coast.
The Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia and also flows through Cambodia in the east for 500 kilometers. The largest lake in the country is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and covers an area of 3000 square kilometers, which is 15 percent of the whole of Cambodia. It is called Tonle Sap Lake and is connected to the Mekong by the Tonle Sap River.
A lot of rice is grown in these floodplains, because the soil is very fertile. Many fish swim in the lake and it is said to be one of the most fish-rich lakes in the world. But the fish stocks are threatened because too many fish have been fished out of the lake.
The largest mountain range of Cambodia is called Cardamom with the highest mountain Ghnom Aoral. After all, it reaches a height of 1813 meters. In the southeast rises another mighty mountain range, which bears the funny name “Elephant Mountains”.
Is Cambodia part of Vietnam?
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Is Cambodia a poor country?
Is Cambodia Thailand?