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Name Phnom Penh
Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. pə-nawm-PEHN(English) nawm-PEHN(English) pə-nahm-PEHN(English) nahm-PEHN(English) PNAWM-PEHN(French)
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Meaning & History

From Khmer ភ្នំពេញ (Phnum Pin) meaning "Penh's hill", from ភ្នំ (phnum) meaning "hill, mountain" and ពេញ (pin), the name of a legendary woman who supposedly founded the city in 1372. This is the name of the capital of Cambodia.
Added 4/27/2017 by HL