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Phnom Penh(Encyclopedia)Phnom Penh nm pn, pnm´ [key] or Phnum Penhpnoom´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 527,000), capital of Cambodia, SW Cambodia, at the confluence of the Mekong and Tônlé Sap rivers. Phnom Pen...
Battambang(Encyclopedia)Battambang bt´mbng [key], city (1995 est. pop. 110,000), capital of Battambang prov., W Cambodia, in a great rice-growing area. The second largest city in Cambodia, it is a market center with n...
Kampot(Encyclopedia)Kampot kämpôt´ [key], town, capital of Kampot prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. It is a seaport on the Phnom Penh–Sihanoukville RR and the center of the Cambodian pepper culture. Severa...
Sihanoukville(Encyclopedia)Sihanoukville s´nookvl [key] or Kompong Somkäm´pông´ sôm [key], city and seaport (1994 est. pop. 75,000), Sihanoukville prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. Although a new cit...
Tônlé Sap(Encyclopedia)Tônlé Sap tn´l säp [key] [great lake], lake, central Cambodia; largest lake of SE Asia. It occupies the depression of the Cambodian plain and is fed by many streams; the Tônlé Sap River, c.7...
Cambodia(Encyclopedia)Cambodia kmb´d [key], Khmer Kampuchea, officially Kingdom of Cambodia, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 15,518,000), 69,898 sq mi (181,035 sq km), SE Asia. Cambodia is bordered by Thai...
Sihanouk, Norodom(Encyclopedia)Sihanouk, Norodom nrdm´ shnk´ [key], 1922–2012, king of Cambodia (1941–55, 1993–2004), b. Phnom Penh. Sihanouk was educated in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and Paris and was elect...
Angkor(Encyclopedia)Angkor ng´kôr [key], site of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, north of Tônlé Sap, NW Cambodia, for about five and a half centuries (9th to 15th), the heart of the empire. Extending over an ...
Khmer Empire(Encyclopedia)Khmer Empire kmr´ [key], ancient kingdom of SE Asia. In the 6th cent. the Cambodians, or Khmers, established an empire roughly corresponding to modern Cambodia and Laos. Divided during the 8th ce...
Mekong(Encyclopedia)Mekong m´kng, m´– [key], Chinese Lancang, one of the great rivers of SE Asia, c.2,600 mi (4,180 km) long. From its marshy source (definitively identified in 1994) on the Rup-sa Pass in the h...
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