Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indo-china Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With a total landmass of 181,035 square kilometres, it is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
With a population of over 14.8 million, Cambodia is the 68th most populous country in the world. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which is practiced by approximately 95% of the Cambodian population. The country’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 various hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh; the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.
Archeological Survey of India has contributed towards the restoration of the iconic Angkor Wat temple to its pristine glory.
On Cambodia’s request, India is also undertaking the restoration and conservation of the Ta Prohm temple in Siem Reap.
The Indian Mission supports the Cambodia-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre (CIEDC) by providing literature, education scholarships, and ITEC training slots for CIEDC’s students and staff.
India contributed close to US$ 2 million to construct the MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Cambodia.