About the National Flag
Blue, which surrounds the whole, symbolizes the Royalty, red epitomizes the nation and white represents Buddhism. The central emblem depicts the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.
Rejoin the international community realizing "ASEAN 10"
Following a long period of strife on the Indochina Peninsula and civil war, a new government was finally established in Cambodia through a general election in 1993. After its second general election in 1998, Cambodia resumed its membership in the United Nations in December of the same year. In 1999, it officially joined ASEAN to become the tenth member country, and hence, the initial goal of realizing the "ASEAN 10", had been achieved. Blessed with fertile land and abundant water resources supplied by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia's main industries are agriculture and tourism. The World Heritage Site of Angkor attracts an especially large number of tourists every year. Japan has a long history of exchanges with Cambodia, which could be seen in Japantowns that had existed in the area in the era of vermillion-seal (late 16th century to early 17th century). To this day, Japan maintains close relationship with Cambodia and conducts numerous projects supporting local initiatives, one of which is the restoration of these historic monuments epitomizing the glory of old Khmer Empire.
|Population||About 14,290,000 (2011, estimates)|
|Political System||Constitutional Monarchy|