National symbols of Cambodia

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The national symbols of Cambodia (Khmer: អត្តសញ្ញាណជាតិកម្ពុជា) includes the ancient monument of Angkor Wat, the national flag, the national anthem, and the national emblem and royal arms. In 2005, the Kingdom of Cambodia designated seven flora and fauna as national symbols in an effort to promote nationalism and protection and conservation of these plants and animals.[1]

The sugar palm, Borassus flabellifer, and Angkor Wat are two symbols of Cambodia; the latter is also portrayed on the flag of Cambodia.

National symbols[edit]

Title Symbol Media
National anthem "Nokor Reach"
National flag Flag of Cambodia Flag of Cambodia
National emblem Royal arms of Cambodia Royal arms of Cambodia
National language Khmer Khmer language
National motto "Nation, Religion, King" Kh-Motto.png
National religion Theravada Buddhism Angkor Wat

List of officially designated flora and fauna[edit]

Title Symbol Media
National tree Borassus flabellifer
ត្នោត
Tnaôt
Angkor-011 hg.jpg
National flower Mitrella mesnyi
រំដួល
Rumduŏl
Rumdoul.jpg
National fruit Lady Finger banana
ចេកពងមាន់
Chék Pông Moăn
Bananas dsc07803.jpg
National fish Giant barb
ត្រីគល់រាំង
Trei kól reăng
Giant Barb.jpg
National reptile Royal turtle
អណ្ដើកហ្លួង
Ândaeuk luŏng
River terrapin.jpg
National bird Giant ibis
ត្រយ៉ង
Trâyâng
ThaumantibisGiganteaGronvold.jpg
National mammal Kouprey
គោព្រៃ
Koŭ prey

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