Definition of Phnom Penh in English:

Phnom Penh

proper noun

  • The capital of Cambodia, a port at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers; population 1,438,300 (est. 2009). Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge forced a great many of its inhabitants (then 2.5 million) to leave the city and resettle in the country.


Phnom Penh

/(pə)ˌnäm ˈpen/