Geography in Cambodia
Cambodia covers 181,040 square kilometers in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula.
Its approximate geographical coordinates are 13°N 105°E13°N 105°E. It lies within the tropics.
The country 2572 km boarder is shared with on the north by Thailand (803 km) and by Laos (541 km), on the east and southeast by Vietnam (1,228 km), and on the west by the Gulf of Thailand and by Thailand.
Much of the country's dominant features are the large, almost centrally located, Tonle Sap (Great Lake) and the Mekong River, which traverses the country from north to south.
Cambodia is about the area size of the Australia State of Tasmania.
Cambodia and been a victim of striping mines for precious gems as well as illegal logging. The result of these activities on the geographical environment is the destruction of mangrove swamps, and decline in biodiversity, soil erosion in farming districts and the over use of fishing resources is exhausting some areas of fresh fish and access to clean water.
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