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Cambodia is 181,035 sq km and lies in southwest of the Indochina peninsula. Approximately 20 % of the land is used for agriculture. It is located completely within the tropics with its southern most end slightly more than 10° above the Equator. The capital city is Phnom Penh.

The dominant features of the Cambodian landscape are the large, almost generally located, Tonle Sap (Great Lake) and the Bassac River Systems and the Mekong River, which crosses the country from North to South. Surrounding the Central Plains which cover three quarters of the country's total area are the more densely wooded and sparsely populated highlands, comprising: the Elephant Mountains and Cardamom Mountain of the southwest and western regions; the Dangrek Mountains of the North adjoining of the Korat Plateau of Thailand; and Rattanakiri Plateau and Chhlong highlands on the east merging with the Central Highlands of Viet nam.

The Mekong River; Cambodia's largest River, is the major source of water in the country. The river originates in mainland China, flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand before entering Cambodia. It unites with alternative beds at Phom Penh, the Bassak River from the south, and the Tonle Sap River linking the Tonle Sap form the northwest. It continues further southeastward toa lower delta in Vietnam and ends at the Southern China Sea.


 
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