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Photos of previous Volunteerbuild Trips to Cambodia

Country Profile

Population 15 million
Border Countries Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos
Capital City Phnom Penh
Currency Cambodian riel
Language Most of the population in Cambodia speak Khmer which is the official language. Others include Vietnamese, Lao, Chinese, Thai and English
Religion Buddhist (official) 97.1%, Muslim 2%, Christian 0.3%, other 0.5% (2019 est.)
Type of Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
% living in poverty 17.8% of the population lived below the national poverty line in 2019
Life Expectancy Male: 69 years and Female: 73years
Infectious Diseases bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis
Top Killers Heart disease, cerebrovascular disease
Literacy Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older) 83.9% (2021)
Natural Resources Oil and natural gas, iron ore, copper, and gold
Agriculture Rice, cassava and corn
Industry Agriculture, textiles and service industies
Exports Textiles (70%), natural rubber, fish, footwear and tourism

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