Definition of Phnom Penh

1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Kampuchea.

Exact synonyms: Cambodian Capital, Pnom Penh
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Cambodia, Kampuchea, Kingdom Of Cambodia

Definition of Phnom Penh

1. Proper noun. The capital city of Cambodia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phnom Penh

Phlebotomus longipalpis
Phlebotomus major
Phlebotomus noguchi
Phlebotomus orientalis
Phlebotomus papatasii
Phlebotomus perniciosus
Phlebotomus sergenti
Phlebotomus verrucarum
Phleum pratense
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlox bifida
Phlox stellaria
Phlox subulata
Phnom Penh (current term)
Phoca vitulina
Phocaena phocaena
Phocaena sinus
Phoebus Apollo
Phoenician alphabet

Literary usage of Phnom Penh

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"There Is one railway which runs from Phnom-Penh to the Thai border. Phnom-Penh is a river port capable of receiving ships of up to 2.500 tons all the year ..."

2. Adventure Guide Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia by Janet Arrowood (2006)
"Phnom Penh Unlike most international capitals, Phnom Penh is not much of a gateway. It is very easy to see much of what Cambodia has to offer and never set ..."

3. Land Mines in Cambodia: The Coward's War, September 1991 by Eric Stover, Asia Watch, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S., Physicians for Human Rights, Rae McGrath, Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1991)
"The Phnom Penh Government The types of mines being used by the Phnom Penh government are as follows: PMN/PMN-2 Source: USSR Manufacturer: Soviet State ..."

4. Repression of Montagnards: Conflicts Over Land and Religion in Vietnam's by Sidney Jones, Malcolm Smart (2002)
"393 Prior to the Highlanders' departure from Phnom Penh, the Vietnamese government went to great lengths to press Cambodia to turn over custody of the ..."

5. Political Control, Human Rights, and the UN Mission in Cambodia by Dinah PoKempner (1992)
"The Phnom Penh government, which had never permitted a single opposition party prior to accepting UN oversight, must now cope with each of the resistance ..."

6. The Mekong: Environment and Development by Hiroshi Hori (2000)
"In order to travel by land from Phnom Penh to north-eastern or eastern Cambodia, the traveller must cross the river at Kompong Cham by ferry to begin the ..."

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