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Phnom Penh

ភ្នំពេញ

金边市
Ceety
Clockwise, frae tap: Ryal Pailace, Unthirldom Monument, Sisowath Quay, Naitional Museum, Bayon roondaboot, Central Mercat, Siller Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Choeung Ek an Norodom Sihanouk Memorial
Nickname(s): 
Pearl o Asie (pre-1960s)
The Chairmin Ceety
Phnom Penh is locatit in Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh
Location o Phnom Penh, Cambodie
Coordinates: 11°33′N 104°55′E / 11.550°N 104.917°E / 11.550; 104.917Coordinates: 11°33′N 104°55′E / 11.550°N 104.917°E / 11.550; 104.917
KintraCambodie
ProvincePhnom Penh
Settled1372
Became Caipital1865
Subdiveesions12 destricts (khans)
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • Mayor & GovrenorH.E. Keb Chutema កែប ជុគិមា
 • Vice GovrenorsH.E. Than Sina,
H.E. Map Sarin,
H.E. Seng Tong
Area
 • Total678.46 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Aurie rankRanked 23rd
Elevation
11.89 m (39.01 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Tot2,234,566
 • RankRanked 1st
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
 • Density rankRanked 1st
Demonym(s)Phnom Penher
Time zoneUTC+7 (Cambodia)
Aurie code(s)+855 (023)
WabsteidPhnom Penh Website

Phnom Penh (Khmer: ភ្នំពេញ, IPA: [pʰnum peːɲ]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Cambodie. Locatit on the banks o the Mekong River, Phnom Penh haes been the naitional caipital syne the French colonised Cambodie, an haes grown tae become the naition's centre o economic activities. Phnom Penh haes grown tae become the industrial, commercial, cultural, tourist an historical centre o Cambodie.[2]

Ance kent as the Pearl o Asie, it wis considered ane o the loveliest o French-built ceeties in Indocheenae[3] in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, alang wi Siem Reap an Sihanoukville, are significant global an domestic tourist destinations for Cambodie. Foondit in 1434, the ceety is notit for its bonnie an historical airchitectur an attractions. There are a number o survivin French colonial biggins, such as the Ryal Palace, Phsar Thmei, an ither French style biggins alang the grand boulevards.

Situatit on the banks o the Tonlé Sap, Mekong an Bassac rivers, Phnom Penh is hame tae mair than 2 million o Cambodie's population o ower 14 million. It is the wealthiest an maist populous ceety in Cambodie an is hame tae the kintra's politeecal hub.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_Phnom_Penh.htm
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  3. Peace of Angkor Phnom Penh. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
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