Cambodia

By: Jeong-yoon K. 6th Period

Come To "CAMBODIA"

Most people live in the Khmer ethnic group. Vietnamese is the second most populated ethnic groups. They have their own language, and speak their own religion. Cambodia is an monarchy. The legislative has a senate. Each member of the senate is voted for too. Cambodia is a tourist site which makes it a good economy. Clothing is Cambodia's main import for trade. The soil is very fertile from the banks of the Mekong River. Their capital, Phnom Penh, are some of the ruins from the Khmer empire.

Cambodia- Where Farming Is Important

Geography/Climate of Campodia

Low mountains border the area except, the southeast, and some parts of the coast. The Mekong river comes through Cambodia and empties to the South China Sea. A third of the land is made up of fertile soil, because of the Mekong River. The most of the rest is made out of soil. When typical monsoons arrive; or winds, they drive the rivers in the opposite direction.

People and Culture

As stated up above, most citizens belong to the Khmer ethnic group. People think that 90% population is part of the Khmer ethnic group. Since the Khmer rush though, Vietnam has left the country. Though some Vietnam exist, they live in towns, or urban areas. They have jobs of fishing in Tonle Sap.
The people of Cambodia practiced Hinduism before the Khmer empire took place. Now the citizens of Cambodia practice, Theravada Buddhism, which is modified. People wear scarves, and women wear skirts. The Buddhism here is meant to describe how you should act. This type of Buddhism was established in 1980.

Language

The main language used in Cambodia is Khmer or, Khmer syntax. It has 30 vowels and 21 consonants in all. Some might say that the American language is like it, but they have a far more advanced sentences. Sanskrit is also spoken throughout Cambodia. It is from ancient India.

Government and Citizenship

Cambodia is an Absolute Monarchy. The Prime minister is in control of the gov. like us. They also have a National Assembly and a Senate. The Senate gets voted on by the people. They Assembly and the King also chooses a few.

Citizenship

You have the right to vote every single election. Meaning, that every single citizen in Cambodia has the right to vote. Though in order to be able to vote, you need to be 18 years old. You have the permission if you're in the majority of the major groups, you can cham the minority groups. You have the right to be accused, and you can be charged for killing someone.

Economy

As you may have known, Cambodia has a good economy. They used to have a really bad government, but they have increased since the 2000s. Half of their government relies on farming, so if you wanted to farm one day, go to Cambodia. They grow rice just like any other asian country would. Farmers also grow rubber, corn, etc, and they raise types of differnet animals.
They also have a tourist factor inside of them. Hotels and restaurants are important, since neighboring countries, come to visit. We have our own newspaper, both printed in Khmer and English. We export clothing as our main thing, but also export stuff like crops, cigarettes, and etc. We also have railroads which help with transporting goods.
Import

  • Petroleum
  • Cigarettes
  • Gold
  • Construction materials
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles

Export

  • Clothing
  • Timber
  • Rubber
  • Rice
  • Fish
  • Tobacco
  • Footwear