25 November 2012

Slightly Interesting Cambodian Facts (8):Chinese Population 1897

Between 1889 and 1897 Phnom Penh boomed and in a mere 8 years the population doubled, according to  writer Michel Igout.

In 1897 Phnom Penh's 50,000 citizens were made up of 16,000 Khmer, 4,000 Vietnamese, 400 French, and an astonishingly large number, 22,000, Chinese.

~Source: Strolling Around Phnom Penh, Jean-Michel Filippi  

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