Phnom Penh (/pəˈnɔːmˈpɛn/ or /ˈnɒmˈpɛn/;Khmer:ភ្នំពេញ, Khmer pronunciation:[pʰnum peɲ]) is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.
Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. There are a number of surviving French colonial buildings scattered along the grand boulevards.
Situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the Phnom Penh metropolitan area is home to about 2.2 million of Cambodia's population of over 14.8 million, up from about 1.9 million in 2008.
PHNOM PENH, Feb ... Mam Veasna, director of the Phnom Penh MunicipalTourismDepartment, who helped facilitate accommodations and flights for the passengers, said most of the passengers had left Cambodia for their respective countries.
Prime MinisterHun Sen posted on his Facebook page on Monday that "a total of 500 multinational tourists, after having medical check-ups, found no positive signs of COVID-19 and are currently given temporary accommodation at Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.".
The evacuees will be taken to the former construction workers’ village at Howard Springs, outside Darwin, where they will remain in quarantine for a further 14 days ... Thirty-nine of those Australian passengers are in Phnom Penh, where they have been provided with accommodation by the Cambodian authorities and are being screened for the virus ... .