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The Kingdom of Cambodia

After many years of Civil War, Cambodia is now entering a period of peace and stability. As Phnom Penh, its capital, develops rapidly, the gap between the life of urban areas and that of farming areas is widening, and in the farming areas villagers continue to face harsh living conditions. The health of mothers and children, measured by the number of birthing deaths and infant mortality rates, are quite inferior to the neighboring ASEAN countries.

Country data

Area 181,000 km2 (little less than 1/2 of Japan)
Population Approx. 13,900,000 (2008)
Language Official language: Cambodian (Khmer)
Religion Buddhism (Theravada Buddhism) 90%,
Islams, etc. (minority groups)
Average life expectancy at birth 59 (2007)
HIV infection rate 0.8% (older than 15, 2007)
Infant mortality rate Approx. 70/1,000 births (2007)
Mortality rate under the age 5 Approx. 91/1,000 births (2007)
Maternal mortality rate Approx. 540/100,000 births (2005 Survey)

Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, web site
Cambodian Ministry of Planning: "General Population Census 2008"
UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2009

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