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Norodom Sihamoni

Norodom Sihamoni
Personal information
NameNorodom Sihamoni
នរោត្តម សីហមុនី
King of Cambodia
Reign14 October 2004 � present
Coronation29 October 2004
PredecessorNorodom Sihanouk
HouseHouse of Norodom
FatherNorodom Sihanouk
MotherNorodom Monineath Sihanouk
Date of birth14 May 1953(age 63)
Place of birthPhnom Penh, Cambodia
ReligionTheravada Buddhism

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Norodom Sihamoni ( , born 14 May 1953) is the King of Cambodia. He is the eldest son of Norodom Sihanouk and Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. Previously Cambodia's ambassador to UNESCO, he was named by a nine-member throne council to become the next king after his father Norodom Sihanouk abdicated in 2004. Before ascending the throne, Sihamoni was best known for his work as a cultural ambassador in Europe and as a classical dance instructor.

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