Artistic representations of the central ruined temple of Angkor Wat, a 12th-century temple complex, have appeared on Khmer flags since the 19th century. The current flag design dates to 1948. It was replaced in 1970 under the Khmer Republic and in 1976 under communist leadership, but it was again hoisted on June 29, 1993.
Official name: Preah Reach Ana Pak Kampuchea (Kingdom of Cambodia).
Form of government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (National Assembly ).
Chief of state: King.
Head of government: Prime minister.
Population (1998): 10,751,000.
Population projection: (2000) 11,207,000; (2010) 13,433,000.
Natural increase rate per 1,000 population (1997): 28.0 (world avg. 15.7).
Gross domestic product (1996): U.S.$3,088,000,000 (U.S.$300 per capita).
Land use (1994): forested 69.1%; meadows and pastures 8.5%; agricultural and under permanent cultivation 21.7%; other 0.7%.