Phnom Penh

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Pavillon at the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh (Khmer: ភ្ន៓ពេញ; official Romanization: Phnum Pénh; IPA: [pʰnum peːɲ]) is the largest, most populous, and the capital city of Cambodia. It is also the capital of the Phnom Penh administrative city. On April 17, 1975, it was taken over by the Khmer Rouge who soon forced everyone to leave. It was later taken from the Khmer Rouge by the Vietnamese in January of 1979.