Cambodia population: 16,632,143

Cambodia is a country located in the southern parts of the Indochina peninsula that are situated in Southeast Asia. This sovereign state’s official religion is Theravada Buddhism. Some of the minor groups found in Cambodia are Chinese, Vietnamese, chams, and other thirty hill tribes. The capital city of the place is Phnom Penh, which is the centre for politics, economics, and culture. It is also the largest city. The biodiversity of the place is found in the tropical forests. There are more than 180 species of trees and other ecosystems. There are many lakes to boost the beauty of the place.

Largest cities in Cambodia by population

Some of the largest cities in Cambodia by population are Phnom Penh, Takeo, Sihanoukville, Battambang, and Siem Reap.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Phnom Penh 1,573,544 Suong 30,000
Takeo 843,931 Smach Mean Chey 29,329
Sihanoukville 156,691 Stung Treng 25,000
Battambang 150,444 Tbeng Meanchey 24,380
Siem Reap 139,458 Svay Rieng 23,956
Paoy Paet 79,000 Sisophon 23,218
Kampong Chhnang 75,244 Kampot 22,691
Kampong Cham 61,750 Kratie 19,975
Pursat 52,476 Kampong Thom 19,951
Ta Khmau 52,066 Lumphat 19,205
Phumi Veal Sre 44,270 Samraong 18,694
Kampong Speu 33,231 Pailin 17,850
Koh Kong 33,134 Banlung 17,000
Prey Veng 33,079

Cambodia population history 

Now the population of Cambodia is 16,718,965. But previously, for instance, at the start of 2000, the population was 12,155,239. The population has increased in the years gradually. The median age of the population is estimated to be 25.6. The urban population of the place is 4,050,459. The global population is 71 this year, and last year it was 70.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 16,718,965 1.41% 232,423 -30,000 25.6 2.52 95 24.20% 4,050,459 0.21% 7,794,798,739 71
2019 16,486,542 1.46% 236,750 -30,000 24.3 2.66 93 23.80% 3,923,699 0.21% 7,713,468,100 70
2018 16,249,792 1.50% 240,383 -30,000 24.3 2.66 92 23.40% 3,799,521 0.21% 7,631,091,040 70
2017 16,009,409 1.54% 243,117 -30,000 24.3 2.66 91 23.00% 3,678,035 0.21% 7,547,858,925 70
2016 15,766,292 1.58% 244,856 -30,000 24.3 2.66 89 22.60% 3,559,463 0.21% 7,464,022,049 70
2015 15,521,436 1.64% 241,845 -30,000 24 2.7 88 22.20% 3,443,036 0.21% 7,379,797,139 70
2010 14,312,212 1.52% 207,772 -59,197 22.7 3.08 81 20.30% 2,903,806 0.21% 6,956,823,603 69
2005 13,273,354 1.78% 223,623 -7,031 20.4 3.44 75 19.20% 2,544,414 0.20% 6,541,907,027 66
2000 12,155,239 2.67% 299,820 69,699 18.1 4.25 69 18.60% 2,258,686 0.20% 6,143,493,823 64
1995 10,656,138 3.49% 336,108 81,883 17.3 5.13 60 17.30% 1,844,262 0.19% 5,744,212,979 67
1990 8,975,597 3.07% 252,143 -15,604 17.9 5.99 51 15.50% 1,395,017 0.17% 5,327,231,061 75
1985 7,714,880 2.88% 204,223 -17,771 18.5 6.37 44 13.90% 1,074,486 0.16% 4,870,921,740 78
1980 6,693,764 -2.31% -166,137 -17,000 19.1 5.42 38 9.90% 662,376 0.15% 4,458,003,514 79
1975 7,524,447 1.47% 105,574 -25,000 17.6 6.16 43 4.50% 336,810 0.18% 4,079,480,606 69
1970 6,996,576 1.59% 105,876 -49,684 17 6.7 40 16.00% 1,117,077 0.19% 3,700,437,046 67
1965 6,467,197 2.48% 148,965 0 16.7 6.95 37 10.80% 700,389 0.19% 3,339,583,597 67
1960 5,722,370 2.55% 135,416 0 17.2 6.95 32 10.30% 588,531 0.19% 3,034,949,748 67
1955 5,045,288 2.62% 122,515 0 17.9 6.95 29 10.20% 516,753 0.18% 2,773,019,936 67

Cambodia population forecast 

The population of Cambodia is estimated to be 21,860,919 in the year 2050. The median age of the country will be 34.0 in the coming years, adding up to 2050. The urban population will also increase to the numbers 9,061,599. Then the global population of Cambodia will reach rank 75.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 16,718,965 1.50% 239,506 -30,000 25.6 2.52 95 24.20% 4,050,459 0.21% 7,794,798,739 71
2025 17,805,565 1.27% 217,320 -30,000 27.2 2.52 101 26.50% 4,721,141 0.22% 8,184,437,460 72
2030 18,781,033 1.07% 195,094 -30,000 28.5 2.52 106 29.10% 5,457,774 0.22% 8,548,487,400 71
2035 19,685,527 0.95% 180,899 -30,000 29.6 2.52 112 31.90% 6,271,831 0.22% 8,887,524,213 71
2040 20,526,530 0.84% 168,201 -30,000 31 2.52 116 34.90% 7,162,015 0.22% 9,198,847,240 72
2045 21,261,027 0.71% 146,899 -30,000 32.5 2.52 120 38.10% 8,101,923 0.22% 9,481,803,274 74
2050 21,860,919 0.56% 119,978 34 2.52 124 41.50% 9,061,599 0.22% 9,735,033,990 75

Cambodia demographics 

The life expectancy of the people living in Cambodia is 70.54 years. The infant mortality rate is 19.3. The sex ratio of the male population is 48.82% for the population share 8,162,424. The sex ratio of the female population is 51.18% for the population share 8,556,547.

Cambodia religion and politics 

Buddhism as a religion was present at Cambodia from the 5th century AD. Hinduism in Cambodia was first introduced in the Kingdom of Funan. There are some old temples dedicated to God Brahma. There Islam is also present in the country, followed by Cham and Malay population. Because of various missionary activities in Cambodia, there are also the followers of the Christian faith.

The framework of politics can be described as a constitutional monarchy. The king is the head of the state, and the prime minister serves as the head of the government.

Cambodia economy 

The country follows the open market system. It sees rapid growth in the economy. The two largest industries in the country are tourism and textile. There is also the prevalence of agricultural activities, which is the main source of income for people in rural areas.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%