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Capital of Cambodia - Phnom Penh

The capital of Cambodia is Phnom Penh. It is home to most of the entire urban population of the country - about 2,5 million people.

The history of its foundation is interesting, which is based on an ancient legend. Its name, translated from Khmer, means "Aunt Penh's Hill". According to legend, the city of Phnom Penh was founded by a noble elderly woman named Penh, who built herself a house on a small hill at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. One day she noticed a tree floating on the river, in the hollow of which, after fishing, she found four bronze figures of Buddha. Auntie placed statues on a big hill (phnom) near the house. Later, a monastery was built there., названный ее именем – Ват Пномдоунпень, and the city has grown around it.

Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh became the capital of the state for the first time in 1434 year, and then she was repeatedly transferred to other cities. Only in 1866 year he finally became the main city of the country. Since then, the main residence of the King of Cambodia is located here - the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.. It is administrative, economic and commercial center of the Kingdom of Cambodia, located in an area rich in natural and human resources at the intersection of river routes. The capital is connected by highways and railways to all major provincial cities.

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Вторым по значению после города Пномпень в Камбодже является Баттамбанг – центр одноименной провинции и аграрный комплекс, located in a rich agricultural area, where rice is grown, coffee, jute, cotton. There are industrial enterprises for the processing of agricultural products.

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