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an island off the southeast coast of Australia, in Bass Strait. Area, 1,125 sq km. The island surface is a plain (elevation, to 213 m), which is composed primarily of friable marine and talus deposits. It is covered by dry eucalyptus forests. The island has deposits of tungsten ore.
(Russian korol’ derived from the name of Charlemagne), ruler of a monarchy with the status of a kingdom; the highest monarchical title after that of emperor.
The authority of the king (known among the Slavs as kniaz’ and among the Scandanavian peoples as konungc) arose during the period of the disappearance of the primitive communal system of social development, growing out of the authority of the tribal leaders. As class society began to be formed, kingship evolved from an institution of military democracy into one of state power. In the course of the settlement of the Germanic tribes on the territory of the Western Roman Empire, a series of “barbarian” kingdoms were formed, chief among them the kingdom of the Franks. After its dissolution, the rulers of France and Germany began to use the title of king. From the earliest Middle Ages, England (originally the states of the Anglo-Saxons) and a number of states in Spain also were known as kingdoms, as were, somewhat later, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Present-day kingdoms include Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, the Nether-lands, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
What does it mean when you dream about a king?
A king is a power symbol, either for good or for bad. In a dream a king may represent a boss, a father, or the dreamer.
Sihanouk's (King) Birthday (Former King's Birthday and King Sihamoni Coronation Day)
The three-day celebration is centered in Phnom Penh, around the Royal Palace. People from all over the country come to the capital city to watch parades, partake in cultural events, and see the elaborate fireworks display along the riverbank near the palace.
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
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Tourism of Cambodia
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Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia