Capital: Phnom Penh

Population: 15,900,885 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Cambodian Riel (KHR)

Official Language: Khmer

Unofficial Languages: Other local languages

Main Religion: Buddism

Ethnic Groups: Vietnamese, Chinese, and others

Largest Cities: Phnom Penh, Takeo, Kampong Saom, Battambang

Main Sport: Football, Martial Arts, Wrestling

Political System: Multiparty Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Victory over Genocide Day (January 7)

Chinese New Year (February 8)

Meak Bochea (February 22)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Khmer New Year (April 13-15)

Labour Day (May 1)

King Sihamoni’s birthday (May 13-15)

Visakha Bochea (Birth of Buddha) (May 20)

Bonn Chrott Preah Nongkoal (Royal Ploughing Ceremony) (May 24)

International Childrens’ Day (June 1)

King’s Mother Birthday (June 18)

Constitution Day (September 24)

Ancestors Day (September 30 – October 2)

Commemoration Day of King’s Father (October 15)

Paris Peace Agreements Day (October 23)

King’s Coronation Day (October 29)

Independence Day (November 9)

Water Festival Ceremony (November 13-15)

Human Rights Day (December 10)