Flag of Cambodia

Flag of Cambodia

The current flag of Cambodia was adopted in 1993 and consists of two blue stripes and one red stripe in-between. The red stripe bears a white silhouette of the temple Angkor Wat in its center. This symbol of Khmer dynasty from the 12th century is considered to be one of the biggest dominant of Cambodia. The towers of the temple should resemble Mount Meru, home of Hindu gods. The blue stripes stand for dignity, red stripe represents the nation, and white color refers to the power of religion. Until 1989, the flag with a yellow outline of the temple on a red sheet was used, but after the civil war and restoring the monarchy in 1993, King Sihanouk inclined to adoprion of the current flag.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes KH, KHM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Cambodia
Capital city Phnom Penh
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Population 15 288 489 (2019)
Total area 181 035 km2
Highest point Phnom Aural (1 810 m, 5 938 ft)
Lowest point Gulf of Thailand
GDP per capita $ 1 510 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Cambodian riel (៛, KHR)
Calling code +855
Internet TLD .kh

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