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]

Phnom Penh

ភ្នំពេញ

金边市
Ceety
Eik-name(s): 
Pearl o Asie (pre-1960s)
The Chairmin Ceety
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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)
Area rankRanked 23rd
Elevation
11.89 m (39.01 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,234,566
 • RankRanked 1st
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
 • Density rankRanked 1st
Demonym(s)Phnom Penher
Time zoneUTC+7 (Cambodia)
Area code(s)+855 (023)
WebsitePhnom Penh Website

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 nor 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.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns an sister ceetiesEedit

Phnom Penh is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEedit

  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_Phnom_Penh.htm
  2. ref name="NIS2008"/
  3. Peace of Angkor Phnom Penh. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
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