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Cambodia was once known as the Khmer Empire and is now officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia. Located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula it is bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand. A country with a history of political and economic turmoil it is considered one of the poorest countries in the word with one third of the population living on the equivalent of less than one dollar a day. About forty percent of the children are chronically malnourished. An estimated one third of the population was lost in the 1970's under the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot.