The main national symbol of Cambodia was adopted in 1948 and then a new one was accepted in 1993 after the revolution in the country after which the country became a Republic.
The history of the flag
Since 1850 the national flag had a feature of Ankor Wat in the center. After the country became independent and the government decided to adopt a new flag. It had blue stripes boadered in red colour. It was used until 9 October 1970. Later after a vietnamese invasion a country as named Republic of Kampuchea and for years was under the rule of Vietnam.
The colours of the flag were the same as on the DK flag, but had a yellow five towered silouette in the center. In 1989 the country`s lower part became blue and the country got a new name. 1992-1993 as a transitional period in the country`s history during this period a UNTAC flag as used as a national symbol.
Previous versions of the national symol of the country
From 1948 till 1993 Cambodian flag was changed several times. There are only four national flags on which buildings are depicted. Cambodian is among them together with the flag of Portugal, Spain and Afganistan. Red and blue used on the flag of Cambodia are traditional national colors of the country reflecting national cultural, spiritual and other core values.
Capital city:Phnom Penh
Total area:181,035 km2
Formation:9. 11. 1953
Currency:cambodian riel (KHR)