also spelled  Siem Reap,  
 town, northwestern Cambodia. It lies along the Siĕmréab River and is linked to Phnom Penh, the national capital, and neighbouring areas by a national highway. The town has a pharmaceutical production centre, a hog-breeding facility, agricultural-machinery workshops, a crocodile farm, and an international airport. Just north of Siĕmréab are 40 square miles (105 square km) of ruins of the premodern Khmer capital, Angkor Thom (see photograph—>), as well as the monumental temple complex of Angkor Wat. Pop. (1998) 83,715.

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