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Cambodia: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos
Geographic Coordinates13 00 N, 105 00 E 13.0,105.0
Area total: 181,035 sq km
land: 176,515 sq km
water: 4,520 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 2,530 km
border countries: Laos 555 km, Thailand 817 km, Vietnam 1,158 km
Coastline443 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Gulf of Thailand 0 m
highest point: Phnum Aoral 1,810 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Phnom Aural 1813 m; Phnom Bokor 1081 m
According to Geonames: Phnum Aoral 1813 m; Phnum Krachau 1640 m; Phnum Kbal Roessei 1428 m; Phnum Yav Yai 1392 m; Phnum Khnat 1219 m

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Terrainmostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north
Natural Hazardsmonsoonal rains (June to November); flooding; occasional droughts
Natural Resourceoil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential
Land Usearable land: 22.09%
permanent crops: 0.86%
other: 77.05% (2011)
Climatetropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation
Irrigated Land3,536 sq km (2006)
Renewable Water Resources476.1 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesillegal logging activities throughout the country and strip mining for gems in the western region along the border with Thailand have resulted in habitat loss and declining biodiversity (in particular, destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries); soil erosion; in rural areas, most of the population does not have access to potable water; declining fish stocks because of illegal fishing and overfishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Phnum Penh; Preah Sihanouk; Bat Dambang; Siem Reap; Kampong Chhnang
According to Geonames: Phnom Penh; Takeo; Sihanoukville; Battambang; Siem Reap

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Important Cities
Geography-notea land of paddies and forests dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap (Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake)