People's Republic of Kampuchea

former socialist state with limited recognition in Cambodia

The People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) was a partially recognised state in Southeast Asia supported by Vietnam which existed from 1979 to 1989. It was founded in the country, Cambodia, by the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation. The Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation is a group of Cambodian communists who were not satisfied with the Khmer Rouge due to its terrible rule of Cambodia and left it after the Cambodian–Vietnamese War of Democratic Kampuchea, Pol Pot's government. Brought about by an invasion from Vietnam, which routed the Khmer Rouge armies, it had Vietnam and the Soviet Union as its main allies.

People's Republic of Kampuchea
សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជា  (Khmer)
Cộng hòa Nhân dân Campuchia  (Vietnamese)
Flag of People's Republic of Kampuchea
Emblem of People's Republic of Kampuchea
Motto: ឯករាជ្យ សន្តិភាព សេរីភាព សុភមង្គល[1]
"Independence, Peace, Liberty, Happiness"
Anthem: បទចម្រៀងនៃសាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជា
"Anthem of the People's Republic of Kampuchea"
Location of People's Republic of Kampuchea
and largest city
Phnom Penh
Official languages
State secularism[2][1]
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
General Secretary 
• 1979–1981
Pen Sovan
• 1981–1989
Heng Samrin
Head of state 
• 1979–1989
Heng Samrin
Prime Minister 
• 1981
Pen Sovan
• 1982–1984
Chan Sy
• 1985–1989
Hun Sen
LegislatureNational Assembly
Historical eraCold War
7 January 1979
• Constitution
25 June 1981
• K5 Plan
• Transition
1 May 1989
• 1980
CurrencyKampuchean riel (from 1980)
Vietnamese đồng (until 1980)
Time zoneUTC+07:00 (ICT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+855
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Democratic Kampuchea
State of Cambodia
Today part ofCambodia

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Constitution of the People's Republic of Kampuchea" (PDF) (in Khmer). Constitutional Council of Cambodia. 25 June 1981. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  2. "Cambodia – Religion". Britannica. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. "Results of the 1998 Population Census in Cambodia". Asia-Pacific Population Journal. September 2000. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2019.