First the country was called Cambodia, then it changed its name to the Khmer Cape Canaveral: Present and previous name of the cape that was called Cape. Cambodia is largely a land of plains and great rivers and lies amid Official name: Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea (Kingdom of Cambodia) words of the Cambodian proverb, "Fear not the future, weep not for the past.". On this day in History, Pol Pot renames Cambodia on Jan 05, changing the name of Cambodia to Kampuchea and legalizing its Communist government. . Former Speaker of the House Thomas P. Tip O'Neill dies in Boston at age The s and s also saw the rise in popularity of kantrum , a music style of the Khmer Surin set to modern instrumentation. Retrieved 15 March Ranariddh was ousted and fled to Paris while other opponents of Hun Sen were arrested, tortured, and some summarily executed. Cambodia had neither a currency nor a banking system. These kind of rickshaws are unique to Cambodia in that the cyclist is situated behind the passenger s seat,  as opposed to Cycle rickshaws in neighbouring countries where the cyclist is at the front and "pulls" the carriage. On 4 October , the Cambodian National Assembly ratified an agreement with the United Nations on the establishment of a tribunal to try senior leaders responsible for the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. In AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king, uniting the warring Khmer princes of Chenla under the name "Kambuja". Retrieved 26 November Cambodia is divided into 20 provinces khett and four municipalities krong. The new government sought to completely restructure Cambodian society. Thousands starved or died of disease during the evacuation and its aftermath. Suryavarman II embarked on another phase of expansion, waging costly wars in Vietnam and the region of central Vietnam known as Champa. On January 5, , construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3. Hundreds of thousands fled across the border into neighbouring Thailand. The head of government is Hun Sen , who is currently the longest serving non-royal leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 30 years. Tools What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page. Physics theory which made popular the idea of the butterfly effect. The degrading activities involve the local population, Cambodian businesses and political authorities, as well as foreign criminal syndicates and many transnational corporations from all over the world. The Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia total more than 7, personnel.