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Phnom Penh definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the capital and largest city of Kampuchea [syn: Phnom Penh, Pnom Penh, Cambodian capital]

Merriam Webster's

geographical name city capital of Cambodia on the Mekong population 800,000

Britannica Concise

City (pop., 1994 est.: 920,000), capital of Cambodia, at the junction of the Tonle Sap River with the Mekong River. Founded in 1434 as the capital of the Khmer nation, it was abandoned several times before being reestablished in 1865. It was a cultural center, with many institutions of higher learning. When the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975, they forced the city's population into the countryside to work in the fields. It was repopulated beginning in 1979, and the city's educational institutions began a difficult period of recovery from the virtual extermination of the country's educated class. Although it is 180 mi (290 km) from the sea, it is a major port of the Mekong River valley; it is linked to the S. China Sea via Vietnam by a channel of the Mekong delta.



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