Country Report Cambodia February 2010

Basic data

Land area

181,035 sq km


14.4m (IMF estimate for mid-2007)

Main towns

Population in '000 (1998 census)

Phnom Penh (capital): 999.8

Battambang: 793.1


Tropical; rainy season, May-October; dry season, November-April

Weather in Phnom Penh (39 ft above sea level)

Hottest months, March-April, average daily temperature 27°C (daily maximum 32-40°C); coldest month, January, average daily temperature 25°C; wettest month, October, 256 mm average rainfall; driest month, January, 8 mm average rainfall




Metric system. Local measures include:

1 tao = 15 kg

1 thang = 40 litres (20-22 kg paddy)

1 hap = 60 kg

1 king (or ray) = 0.16 ha

1 chi = 3.75 g

1 damloeng = 37.5 g


Riel (CR). Average exchange rate in 2009: CR4,137:US$1

Fiscal year

January 1st-December 31st


7 hours ahead of GMT

Public holidays

January 1st (International New Year's Day); January 7th (Liberation Day); February 1st (Meakkha Bochea); March 8th (International Women's Day); April 14th-16th (Cambodia New Year); April 28th (Visaka Bochea); May 1st (Labour Day); May 3rd (Royal Ploughing Ceremony); May 13th-15th (King Norodom Sihamoni's birthday); June 18th (king's mother's birthday); September 24th (Constitution Day); October 7th-11th (Pchum Ben); October 29th (King's Coronation Day); October 31st (king's father's birthday); November 9th (Independence Day); November 20th-23rd (Water Festival); December 10th (International Human Rights Day)

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