Bird stamps from Cambodia.

Cambodia officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With a total landmass of 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), it is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

With a population of over 14.8 million, Cambodia is the 68th most populous country in the world.

The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which is practiced by approximately 95% of the Cambodian population. The country's minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes.

The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.

In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king marking the beginning of the Khmer Empire which flourished for over 600 years and allowing successive kings to dominate much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianized kingdom built monumental temples such as Angkor Wat and facilitated the spread of first Hinduism, then Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia. After the fall of Angkor to Ayutthaya in the 15th century, Cambodia was ruled as a vassal between its neighbors until it was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. Cambodia gained independence in 1953.

The Vietnam War extended into Cambodia, giving rise to the Khmer Rouge, which took Phnom Penh in 1975. Cambodia reemerged several years later within a socialistic sphere of influence as the People's Republic of Kampuchea until 1993.

After years of isolation, the war-ravaged nation was reunited under the monarchy in 1993 and has seen rapid progress in the economic and human resource areas while rebuilding from decades of civil war. Cambodia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with economic growth averaging 6 percent for the last 10 years. Strong textiles, agriculture, construction, garments, and tourism sectors led to foreign investments and international trade.

In 2005, oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath Cambodia's territorial waters, and once commercial extraction begins in 2013, the oil revenues could profoundly affect Cambodia's economy.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1964.01   02.05.1964   Birds      
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
3r     162     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
6r     92     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
12r     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
1972.01   09.09.1972   Overprint XXe JEUX OLYMPIQUES… on 1964.01   5v set   
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
12r     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
1972.02   15.11.1972   Overprint SECOURS AUX VICTIMES… on 1964.01   5v set   
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
12r     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
1993.01   05.02.1993   Wildlife and technology   5v set   
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
200r     38     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
900r     86     Rufous Hummingbird    Selasphorus rufus     
1993.02   01.10.1993   Bangkok 1993      
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Baikal Teal Anas formosa Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Wood Duck Aix sponsa Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
250r     14     Eurasian Wigeon    Anas penelope     
350r     14     Baikal Teal    Anas formosa     
600r     14     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
800r     14     Wood Duck    Aix sponsa     
1000r     14     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     
1993.03   01.10.1993   Bangkok 1993      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
1500r     14     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     MS
1994.01   01.12.1994   Birds      
Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus Goldcrest Regulus regulus
150r     178     Eurasian Penduline Tit    Remiz pendulinus     
250r     179     Bearded Reedling    Panurus biarmicus     
400r     231     Little Bunting    Emberiza pusilla     
700r     231     Cirl Bunting    Emberiza cirlus     
1000r     202     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
1994.02   01.12.1994   Birds      
African Pitta Pitta angolensis
1500r     111     African Pitta    Pitta angolensis     MS
1995.01   05.05.1995   Protected animals   3v set   
Sarus Crane Grus antigone
700r     48     Sarus Crane    Grus antigone     
1995.02   04.07.1995   Parrots      
Black-capped Lory Lorius lory Princess Parrot Polytelis alexandrae Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
100r     73     Black-capped Lory    Lorius lory     
200r     73     Princess Parrot    Polytelis alexandrae     
400r     73     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
800r     73     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1000r     73     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     
1995.03   04.07.1995   Parrots      
Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix
1500r     73     Yellow-headed Amazon    Amazona oratrix     MS
1996.01   07.05.1996   Birds      
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea Varied Tit Poecile varius Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis Japanese Bush Warbler Horornis diphone Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
100r     213     White-rumped Shama    Copsychus malabaricus     
200r     197     Red-billed Leiothrix    Leiothrix lutea     
300r     177     Varied Tit    Poecile varius     
500r     158     Black-naped Oriole    Oriolus chinensis     
900r     186     Japanese Bush Warbler    Horornis diphone     
1000r     213     Blue-and-white Flycatcher    Cyanoptila cyanomelana     
1997.01   20.02.1997   Birds      
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
600r     170     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
900r     156     Great Grey Shrike    Lanius excubitor     
1000r     218     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
2000r     213     Black Redstart    Phoenicurus ochruros     
2500r     231     Common Reed Bunting    Emberiza schoeniclus     
3000r     231     Ortolan Bunting    Emberiza hortulana     
1997.02   07.04.1997   Ducks      
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca American Wigeon Anas americana Falcated Duck Anas falcata Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
200r     14     Steller's Eider    Polysticta stelleri     
500r     14     Egyptian Goose    Alopochen aegyptiaca     
900r     14     American Wigeon    Anas americana     
1000r     14     Falcated Duck    Anas falcata     
1500r     14     Surf Scoter    Melanitta perspicillata     
4000r     14     Blue-winged Teal    Anas discors     
1997.03   07.04.1997   Ducks      
Baikal Teal Anas formosa
5400r     14     Baikal Teal    Anas formosa     MS
1999.01   05.09.1999   Birds      
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes European Greenfinch Chloris chloris American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
200r     226     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
500r     226     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     
900r     226     European Greenfinch    Chloris chloris     
1000r     227     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
1500r     156     Great Grey Shrike    Lanius excubitor     
4000r     177     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
1999.02   05.09.1999   Birds      
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
5400r     213     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     MS
1999.03   05.10.1999   Birds of prey      
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
200r     37     Harpy Eagle    Harpia harpyja     
500r     37     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
900r     37     Egyptian Vulture    Neophron percnopterus     
1000r     38     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
1500r     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
4000r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
1999.04   05.10.1999   Birds of prey      
Red Kite Milvus milvus
5400r     37     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     MS
2000.01   08.05.2000   Seabirds      
Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia European Herring Gull Larus argentatus Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
200r     17     Waved Albatross    Phoebastria irrorata     
500r     58     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     
900r     31     Blue-footed Booby    Sula nebouxii     
1000r     66     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     
1500r     66     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     
4000r     66     Whiskered Tern    Chlidonias hybrida     
2000.02   08.05.2000   Seabirds      
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
4500r     31     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     MS
2000.03   10.12.2000   Birds      
Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola rupicola Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus
200r     210     Brahminy Starling    Sturnia pagodarum     
500r     210     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     
900r     197     Red-billed Leiothrix    Leiothrix lutea     
1000r     120     Guianan Cock-of-the-rock    Rupicola rupicola     
1500r     223     Alpine Accentor    Prunella collaris     
4000r     179     Bearded Reedling    Panurus biarmicus     
2000.04   10.12.2000   Birds      
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
4500r     213     Rufous-bellied Niltava    Niltava sundara     MS
2001.01   05.08.2001   Penguins      
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
200r     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
500r     16     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     
900r     16     Humboldt Penguin    Spheniscus humboldti     
1000r     16     Southern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes chrysocome     
1500r     16     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
4000r     16     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
2001.02   05.08.2001   Penguins      
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
5400r     16     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     MS
2005.01   05.12.2005   Birds   Sheet   

Great Egret Ardea alba Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis Sarus Crane Grus antigone Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
200r     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
and     14     Indian Spot-billed Duck    Anas poecilorhyncha     
400r     26     Great-billed Heron    Ardea sumatrana     
and     14     Cotton Pygmy Goose    Nettapus coromandelianus     
1000r     24     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     
and     26     Great-billed Heron    Ardea sumatrana     
1200r     29     Spot-billed Pelican    Pelecanus philippensis     
and     25     Giant Ibis    Pseudibis gigantea     
1800r     48     Sarus Crane    Grus antigone     
and     14     Indian Spot-billed Duck    Anas poecilorhyncha     
3500r     24     Greater Adjutant    Leptoptilos dubius     
2006.01   08.11.2006   Birds      
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis Giant Ibis Pseudibis gigantea White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni
600r     25     Black-headed Ibis    Threskiornis melanocephalus     
800r     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
and     14     Indian Spot-billed Duck    Anas poecilorhyncha     
1500r     39     Bengal Florican    Houbaropsis bengalensis     
2100r     25     Giant Ibis    Pseudibis gigantea     
and     14     Lesser Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna javanica     
3500r     25     White-shouldered Ibis    Pseudibis davisoni     
2006.02   08.11.2006   Birds      
Giant Ibis Pseudibis gigantea
5400r     25     Giant Ibis    Pseudibis gigantea     MS
and          Not identified    Not identified     

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