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Definition of Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh  audio  (p-nôm pn, nm) KEY 

The capital and largest city of Cambodia, in the southwest part of the country on the Mekong River. Founded in the 14th century, it became the capital of the Khmer after c. 1432 and the capital of Cambodia in 1867. Population: 1,200,000.

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