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) , timezone = Time in Cambodia, ICT , utc_offset = +07:00 , coordinates = , elevation_footnotes = , elevation_m = 11.89 , postal_code_type = , postal_code = , area_code = Telephone numbers in Cambodia, +855 (023) , blank_name = , blank_info = a , blank1_name = , blank1_info = , blank_name_sec1 = Human Development Index, HDI (2017) , blank_info_sec1 = 0.712 · List of Cambodian provinces by Human Development Index, 1st , website www.phnompenh.gov.kh/, footnotes = Phnom Penh (; km, ភ្នំពេញ, ; lit. "Penh's Hill") is the Capital city, capital and List of cities and towns in Cambodia, most populous city of Cambodia. It has been the national capital since the French protectorate of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural centre. Phnom Penh was founded in 1434 to succeed Angkor Thom as the capital of the Khmer nation but was abandoned several times before being reestablished in 1865 by No ...
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A capital or capital city is the holding primary status in a , , , , or other , usually as its seat of the government. A capital is typically a that physically encompasses the government's offices and meeting places; the status as capital is often designated by its law or . In some s, including several countries, different branches of government are in different settlements. In some cases, a distinction is made between the official (al) capital and the seat of government, which is . News media, in English, often use the name of a capital city as an alternative name for the government of the country of which it is the capital, as a form of . For example, "relations between and " refer to "". Terminology The word ''capital'' derives from the ''caput'' (genitive ''capitis''), meaning ''. In several English-speaking states, the terms and are also used in subdivisions. In some s, subnational capitals may be known as 'administrative centres'. The capital is often the of it ...
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