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Phnom Penh or Pnom Penh (ˌpnɒm ˈpɛn Pronunciation for )



  1. the capital of Cambodia, a port in the south at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers: capital of the country since 1865; university (1960). Pop: 1 174 000 (2005 est) Official transliteration: Phnum Péhn

Example Sentences Including 'Phnom Penh'

A Paris-based dancing prince has been persuaded to rule Cambodia, Kimina Lyall writes from Phnom Penh IT wasn't much of a silver spoon.
The Australian (2004)
A meal that costs £20 for two people in Siem Reap will cost just £4 in Phnom Penh , the capital.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Glitter, arrested under his real name Paul Gadd, spent four days in a jail in Phnom Penh.
NME (New Musical Express) (2003)
Hatfield, an Auckland native who has lived in Phnom Penh since 2001, was ordered to pay $2000 to each victim.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
He forced the inhabitants of Phnom Penh to march into the countryside, where most of the helpless urban population perished.
Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century


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