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Phnom Penh on Banks of Mekong River, Cambodia

11.5N 104.9E

December 28th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Cambodia - December 24th, 2011

This APM image shows the city of Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located on the banks of the Mekong River. The municipality extends over a larger area, and is situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers.

The city covers an area of 678.46 square kilometres (262 sq mi), with some 11,401 hectares (28,172 acres) in the municipality. The agricultural land in the municipality amounts to 34.685 square kilometres (13 sq mi) with some 1.476 square kilometres (365 acres) under irrigation. Phnom Penh and the surrounding areas consist of the typical wet plain area for Cambodia.

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