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ID: 7004076
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004076

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Phnum Pénh (inhabited place)  Phnum Pénh (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 11 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 11.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 104 55 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 104.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Bassac, Sab & Mekong river systems; flourished & was abandoned several times before 19th cen.; suffered during prolonged fighting between Cambodian & North Vietnamese forces in 1970s; population was largely evacuated 1975-1979.

Names:
Phnum Pénh (preferred,C,V)
Phnom Penh (C,V)
Pnompenh (C,V)
Pnom Penh (C,V)  ............ common (though incorrect) spelling

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cambodia (nation)  ........  Cambodia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Phnum Pénh (municipality)  ............  Phnum Pénh (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Phnum Pénh (inhabited place)  ................  Phnum Pénh (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  by legend, founded in 14th cen.; according to documentation, founded in 1434 to succeed Angkor Thom as the capital
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  first, in 1434; again made capital in 1865; was seat of French government 1886-1955
port (C)  ............  on river
trade center (C)  ............  for dried fish, corn, pepper & cotton
transportation center (C)  ............  for river, road & rail traffic; international airport is nearby
college centers (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Cambodia .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [1000109]

Sources and Contributors:
Phnom Penh..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 150
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
Phnum Pénh..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:390
Pnompenh..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 962
Pnom Penh..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:390
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 390; 9:390
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 150
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 962
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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