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Cambodia

(Encyclopedia) CE5 Cambodia kămbōˈdēə , Khmer Kampuchea, officially Kingdom of Cambodia, constitution...

Pol Pot

(Encyclopedia)Pol Pot, 1925–98, Cambodian political leader, originally named Saloth Sar. Paris-educated, and a Khmer Communist leader from 1960, he led Khmer Rouge guerrillas against the government of Lon Nol aft...

Battambang

(Encyclopedia)Battambang bătˈəmbăng [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...

Kompong Som

(Encyclopedia)Kompong Som, city, Cambodia: see Sihanoukville. ...

Southeast Asia

(Encyclopedia)Southeast Asia, region of Asia (1990 est. pop. 442,500,000), c.1,740,000 sq mi (4,506,600 sq km), bounded roughly by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on t...

Kompong Cham

(Encyclopedia)Kompong Cham kämˈpôngˈ chäm [key], city (1971 est. pop. 35,000), capital of Kompong Cham prov., SE Cambodia, a port on the Mekong River. The third largest city in Cambodia, it has a large textile...

Sihamoni, Norodom

(Encyclopedia)Sihamoni, Norodom, 1953–, king of Cambodia (2004–). A son of King Norodom Sihanouk and his fifth wife, Norodom Sihamoni was trained as a dancer and taught dance (1981–2000) in Paris, choreograph...

Phnom Penh

(Encyclopedia)Phnom Penh pəno͝omˈ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 527,000), capital of Cambodia, SW Cambodia, at the confluence of the Mekong and Tônlé Sap rivers. Phnom Penh was founded in the 14th cent. and was ...

Preah Vihear

(Encyclopedia)Preah Vihear prä wēˈhän [key], Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, N central Cambodia near the Thai border. Situated on the edge of a plateau overlooking the N Cambodian plain, the temple was begun i...
 

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