Cambodia Flag

Flag History

The present flag is the seventh since 1948 when the country became independent.

Flag Date of Adoption

21 September 1993

Flag Symbolism

Three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (double width), and blue with a white three-towered temple representing Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and one of the most impressive temples in the world is outlined in black in the center of the red band; only flag in the world to incorporate a building in its design

Cambodia National Anthem

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Anthem History "Nokoreach" is the national anthem of Cambodia. After the royalist forces defeated the communists in 1993, the royalist anthem was restored as well. Based on a Cambodian folk tune and written by Chuon Nat, the anthem was originally adopted in 1941 and reconfirmed in 1947. However, it was replaced when the Khmer Rouge took over in 1976
Anthem Lyrics


Som pouk tepda rak sa moha khsath yeung

Oy ben roung roeung doy chey monkol srey soursdey

Yeung Khnom preah ang som chrok Krom molup preah Baromey

Ney preah Noropdey vong Khsattra del sang preah sat thm­r

Kroup Kraung dèn Khmer borann thkoeung thkann.

Prasath séla kombang kan dal prey

Kuor oy sr­may noeuk d­l yuos sak Moha Nokor

Cheat Khmer dauch Thmar kong vong n­y l­ar rung peung chom hor.

Yeung sang Khim por pheap preng samnang robuos Kampuchea.

Moha r­th koeut mien you ang veanh hey.

Kroup vath aram lu tè so sap thoeur

Sot doy am no rom lik koun poth sasna

Chol yeung chea neak thioeur thiak smos smak tam bep donnta

Kong tè thévoda nùng chuoy chrom chrèng phkot phkang pra yoch oy

Dol prateah Khmer chea Moha Nokor
Anthem Lyrics English Heaven protect our King

And give him happiness and glory

To reign over our souls and our destinies,

The one being, heir of the builder Sovereigns,

Guiding the proud old Kingdom.

Temples are asleep in the forest,

Remembering the splendor of Moha Nokor.

Like a rock the Khmer race is eternal.

Let us trust in the fate of Kampuchea,

The empire which challenges the ages.

Songs rise up from the pagodas

To the glory of the holy Buddhist faith.

Let us be faithful to our ancestors' belief.

Thus heaven will lavish its bounty

Towards the ancient Khmer country, the Moha Nokor.
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