Cambodia National Flag

Dec 16th, 2018


Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in Southeast Asia in the Indochina Peninsula. It consists of 69,898 square miles. The city of Phnom Penh services as the country’s capital. Cambodia declared independence from France in 1953 and had several different types of governments. The current governing body is an elective constitutional monarchy.


Cambodia adopted its current flag in 1993. How it was chosen and who designed the flag is unknown.


The meanings assigned to the flag include the following:


*     Blue Bands: Dignity

*     Red Band: The nation

*     White: The power of religion

*     Building: The Angkor Wat – a temple complex, religious monument, and a symbol of the 12th century Khmer dynasty


The same flag was adopted as the national flag of Cambodia from 1948 to 1970. During that time, the county was under the control of the French Colonial Empire except for a brief time. From 1941-1945, the Japanese occupation-controlled Cambodia.



The above flag was in use from 1970 to 1975 after Cambodia was renamed the Khmer Republic. The country was controlled by a military-led republican government. Nothing is known about the designer or how it was chosen.



Cambodia came under the control of Democratic Kampuchea in 1976 and the above flag was adopted. The government was under the control of the Khmer Rouge until 1992. In 1990, the country’s name was changed to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and in 1993, the 1948 flag was readopted as the national flag.


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