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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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: 1,570,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Cambodia.

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  • n. the capital and largest city of Kampuchea


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  • It hit a record high of two million in 2007, spawning the addition of new hotels and recently, the arrival of a new fleet of metered taxis -- a major event in Phnom Penh, which is filled with motorcycle-drawn "tuk-tuk" pedicabs.

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  • The generally expected outcome as a result of this stand-off is the ego contest scoring against the ruling Viet's puppet in Phnom Penh, which is futile because as we know barbarians have no concept of civilized sportsmanship, their cognitive system is programmed to behave as predators.

    KI Media

  • I don't think it'd ever occur to me to call Phnom Penh 'Paradise'.

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • Phnom Penh capital is also called Phnom Penh municipality - it is the first destination, located in the south-central Cambodia, There are every tourist will discover the culture, economy, commercial building, historical museums, and parks in his tours of Asia. Recent Updates

  • Be Pharum, a representative from the Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, which is being evicted to make way for a giant development project, said forced evictions brought "worry and fear" to people.

    KI Media

  • A South Korean firm, World City Co. Ltd., was awarded the contract to build the $6 million building in Phnom Penh, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2010, said Mey Vann, director of financial industry at the Finance Ministry.

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  • Foreign cash is pouring in, with some investors calling Phnom Penh "The New Ho Chi Minh City" after the city that's Vietnam's emerging center of consumption.

  • Lives with a cousin’s family in Frogtown, works at their restaurant—a Cambodian place called Phnom Penh up on University.


  • Overall the Chaos seems to work BUT you have to be aggressive and defensive at the same time in major cities such as Phnom Penh and Siem Riep to get around.

    MSDN Blogs

  • His chopsticks quickly dropped in my plate some pieces of roast duck: "Phnom Penh," he continued, "wallowed itself up in collaboration.

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