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Encyclopedia > Pyongyang
P'yŏngyang Directly Governed City
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P'yŏngyang.
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 평양 직할시
Hancha 平壤直轄市
McCune-Reischauer P'yŏngyang Chikhalsi
Revised Romanization Pyeongyang Jikhalsi
Short name
Chosŏn'gŭl 평양
McCune-Reischauer P'yŏngyang
Revised Romanization Pyeongyang
Statistics
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (1993) 2,741,260
Government Directly Governed City
Administrative divisions 19 wards (kuyŏk), 4 counties (kun)
Region Kwansŏ
Location map
Map of North Korea highlighting the city.
Map of North Korea highlighting the city.
Notes
Founded in 2333 BC as Wanggŏmsŏng.

Pyongyang (IPA: /pʰjʌŋjaŋ/) is the capital and largest city of North Korea, located on the Taedong River, at 39.031859° N 125.753765° ECoordinates: 39.031859° N 125.753765° E[1]. The official population of the city is not disclosed; given as 2,741,260 in 1993, it was reported as 2.5 and 3.8 million in 2002 and 2003 by Chongryon, a pro-North Korean organization in Japan. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 768 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... Jamo redirects here. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... Pyŏngan (Pyŏngan-do) was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. ... AD redirects here. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... The Taedong River rises in the Nangnim Mountains of northern North Korea. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chae Ilbon Chosŏnin Chongryŏnhaphoe in Korean or Zai-Nihon Chōsenjin Sōrengōkai in Japanese), abbreviated to Chongryon (Korean: 총련, Hanja: 總聯) or Chōsen Sōren (Japanese: 朝鮮総連), is one of two main organisations for Zainichi (or Jaeil) Koreans (long...


The city was split from the South P'yŏngan province in 1946. It is administered as a Directly Governed City (Chikhalsi), on the same level as provincial governments, not a Special City (Teukbyeolsi) as Seoul is in South Korea. Some sources, mostly older and South Korean, refer to P'yŏngyang as a Special City, but it has been reported that even the South Korean government adopted the Directly Governed City terminology in 1994.[citation needed] South Pyŏngan (Pyŏngan-namdo) is a province of North Korea. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ...

Contents

History

Satellite view of P'yŏngyang.
Satellite view of P'yŏngyang.

A large ancient village in the P'yŏngyang area called Kǔmtan-ni was excavated in 1955 by archaeologists who found prehistoric occupation from the Chǔlmun and Mumun pottery periods.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x958, 253 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x958, 253 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... The Jeulmun pottery period is an archaeological era in Korean prehistory that dates to approximately 8000-1500 B.C. (Bale 2001; Choe and Bale 2002; Crawford and Lee 2003; Lee 2001, 2006). ... The Mumun Pottery Period (Hanja: 無文土器時代, Hangeul: 무문토기시대 Mumun togi sidae) is an archaeological era in Korean prehistory that dates to approximately 1500-300 B.C. (Ahn 2000; Bale 2001; Crawford and Lee 2003). ...


According to legend, the city was founded in 2333 BC as Wanggŏmsŏng (왕검성; 王儉城). It became a major city under Gojoseon. For other uses, see Legend (disambiguation). ... Gojoseon was an ancient Korean kingdom. ...


In 108 BC Han Dynasty China conquered Gojoseon and the capital of the Lelang Commandery was put near Pyongyang. Lelang remained an important commercial and cultural outpost until it was destroyed by the expanding Goguryeo in 313. Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (206 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–220 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication... Lelang (樂浪郡 le4 lang4 jun4) was one of the Chinese commanderies which was kept in the Korean Peninsula over 400 years until Goguryeo conquers it in 313 A.D. History In 108 B.C. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty conquered the area under Youqu (右渠), a grandson of Wei... Chinese name Russian name Goguryeo or Koguryo was an ancient kingdom located in southern Manchuria, southern Russian Maritime province, and the northern and central parts of the Korean peninsula. ...


Goguryeo moved its capital here in 427. Tang Dynasty China and Silla allied and defeated Goguryeo in 668. In 676, it was taken by Silla but left in the border between Silla and Balhae until the Goryeo dynasty, when the city was revived as Sŏgyŏng (서경; 西京; "Western Capital") although never actually a capital of Goryeo. It was the provincial capital of the P'yŏngan Province during the Joseon dynasty, becoming provincial capital of South P'yŏngan Province from 1896 and through the period of Japanese rule. Chinese name Russian name Goguryeo or Koguryo was an ancient kingdom located in southern Manchuria, southern Russian Maritime province, and the northern and central parts of the Korean peninsula. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... For other uses, see Silla (disambiguation). ... Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Alternate meaning: Bohai Sea Balhae (698 - 926) (Bohai in Chinese) was an ancient multiethnic kingdom established after the fall of Goguryeo. ... Taegeuk is a traditional symbol of Korea Capital Gaegyeong Language(s) Korean Religion Buddhism Government Monarchy Wang  - 918 - 946 Taejo  - 949 - 975 Gwangjong  - 1259 - 1274 Wonjong  - 1351 - 1374 Gongmin Historical era 918 - 1392  - Later Three Kingdoms rise 892  - Coronation of Taejo June 15, 918  - Korea-Khitan Wars 993 - 1019  - Mongolian... Pyŏngan (Pyŏngan-do) was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. ... Joseon redirects here. ... South Pyŏngan (Pyŏngan-namdo) is a province of North Korea. ... Flag Anthem Kimigayo¹ Korea under Japanese rule - 일제 강점기 Capital Seoul Language(s) Korean, Japanese Religion Shintō¹ Government Occupied state Emperor of Japan ¹  - 1910–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1925 Emperor Taisho  - 1925–1945 Emperor Showa Governor-General  - 1910–1916 (first) Count Masatake Terauchi  - 1944–1945 (last) Nobuyuki Abe Legislature Assembly of Councilors...


In 1945, Japanese rule ended and it was occupied by Soviet forces, and became the temporary capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at its establishment in 1948 while it aimed to recapture its official capital at that time of Seoul. It was severely damaged in the Korean War, during which it was briefly occupied by South Korean forces. After the war, the city was quickly rebuilt with Soviet help, with many buildings built in Stalinist architecture. CCCP redirects here. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... Unrealised design for the Palace of Soviets, Moscow, by Boris Iofan, 1933 Stalinist architecture (also referred to as Stalins Empire style or Socialist Classicism) is a term given to constructions that were built in the Soviet Union between 1933, when Boris Iofans draft for Palace of Soviets was...


Historic names

One of its many historic names is Ryugyŏng (류경; 柳京), or "capital of willows", as willow trees have always been numerous throughout the city's history, and many poems written about these willows. Even today, Pyongyang has numerous willow trees planted everywhere, and many buildings and places have "Ryugyŏng" in their names, the most notable of all being its uncompleted Ryugyŏng Hotel. Its other historic names include Kisŏng, Hwangsŏng, Rangrang, Sŏgyŏng, Sŏdo, Hogyŏng, Changan, etc. During the Japanese occupation, and in the Japanese language, it is also known as Heijō, which is simply the Japanese reading of the Chinese characters 平壌 the name Pyongyang consists of. Species About 350, including: Salix acutifolia - Violet Willow Salix alaxensis - Alaska Willow Salix alba - White Willow Salix alpina - Alpine Willow Salix amygdaloides - Peachleaf Willow Salix arbuscula - Mountain Willow Salix arbusculoides - Littletree Willow Salix arctica - Arctic Willow Salix atrocinerea Salix aurita - Eared Willow Salix babylonica - Peking Willow Salix bakko Salix barrattiana... The Ryugyong Hotel (or Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel or the 105 Building) is a partially constructed concrete skyscraper that was once intended for use as a hotel in Sojang-dong, in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. ... Lelang (樂浪郡 le4 lang4 jun4) was one of the Chinese commanderies which was kept in the Korean Peninsula over 400 years until Goguryeo conquers it in 313 A.D. History In 108 B.C. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty conquered the area under Youqu (右渠), a grandson of Wei...


Administrative divisions

P'yŏngyang is divided into 19 wards (ku- or guyŏk) (the city proper) and 4 counties (kun or gun).[3]

  • Chung-guyŏk (중구역; 中區域)
  • P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk (평천구역; 平川區域)
  • Pot'onggang-guyŏk (보통강구역; 普通江區域)
  • Moranbong-guyŏk (모란봉구역; 牡丹峰區域)
  • Sŏsŏng-guyŏk (서성구역; 西城區域)
  • Sŏn'gyo-guyŏk (선교구역; 船橋區域)
  • Tongdaewŏn-guyŏk (동대원구역; 東大院區域)
  • Taedonggang-guyŏk (대동강구역; 大同江區域)
  • Sadong-guyŏk (사동구역; 寺洞區域)
  • Taesŏng-guyŏk (대성구역; 大城區域)
  • Man'gyŏngdae-guyŏk (만경대구역; 萬景台區域)
  • Hyŏngjesan-guyŏk (형제산구역; 兄弟山區域)
  • Ryongsŏng-guyŏk (룡성구역; 龍城區域)
  • Samsŏk-guyŏk (삼석구역; 三石區域)
  • Sŭngho-guyŏk (승호구역; 勝湖區域)
  • Ryŏkp'o-guyŏk (력포구역; 力浦區域)
  • Rakrang-guyŏk (락랑구역; 樂浪區域)
  • Sunan-guyŏk (순안구역; 順安區域)
  • Ŭnjŏng-guyŏk (은정구역; 恩情區域)
  • Kangnam-gun (강남군; 江南郡)
  • Chunghwa-gun (중화군; 中和郡)
  • Sangwŏn-gun (상원군; 祥原郡)
  • Kangdong-gun (강동군; 江東郡)

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Landmarks

The capital has been completely redone since the Korean War (1950–1953). It is designed with wide avenues, imposing monuments, and monolithic buildings. The tallest structure in the city is the uncompleted 330-metre (1,083 ft) Ryugyŏng Hotel. This hotel has 105 floors, encloses 361,000 square metres (3,885,772 sq ft) of floor space, and was planned to be topped by seven revolving restaurants. However, construction has been stalled since the early 1990s and the building stands as an empty shell. Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... The Ryugyong Hotel (or Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel or the 105 Building) is a partially constructed concrete skyscraper that was once intended for use as a hotel in Sojang-dong, in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. ... Prima Tower (Singapore) dining area showing an example of a revolving restaurant. ...


Some notable landmarks in the city include the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the Arch of Triumph (heavily inspired by Paris's Arc de Triomphe but of a larger size), the reputed birthplace of Kim Il-sung at Mangyongdae Hill, Juche Tower, and two of the world's largest stadiums (Kim Il Sung Stadium and Rungnado May Day Stadium). Pyongyang TV Tower is a minor landmark. Other visitor attractions include the Korea Central Zoo and the large golden statues of North Korea's two leaders. The Arch of Reunification has a map of a united Korea supported by two concrete Korean women dressed in traditional dress straddling the multi-laned Reunification Highway that stretches from Pyongyang to the DMZ. The official residence of North Koreas head of state until Kim Il Sungs death. ... This is the biggest Arch of Triumph in the world. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the monument in Paris. ... Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the leader of North Korea from its founding in early 1948 until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il. ... The Juche Tower is a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea. ... Kim Il Sung Stadium is a very large stadium located in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. ... The Rungnado May First Stadium, or May Day Stadium, is a monumental stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea completed on May 1, 1989. ... Pyongyang TV Tower is a TV tower with an observation deck in a height of 150 metres in Pyongyang, North Korea. ... The Korea Central Zoo, also referred to as the Pyongyang Central Zoo, is the national zoo of North Korea. ...

Transportation

Metro system

Pyongyang metro system.
Pyongyang metro system.
Pyongyang Tram car - Tatra T6B5.
Pyongyang Tram car - Tatra T6B5.

Pyŏngyang has a two-line underground metro system which has a length of 22.5 kilometers (14 mi). The Hyoksin line serves Kwangbok, Konguk, Hwanggumbol, Konsol, Hyoksin, Jonu, Jonsung, Samhung and Rakwon station. The Chollima line serves Puhung, Yonggwang, Ponghwa, Sungni, Tongil, Kaeson, Jonu and Pulgunbyol station. There is also a 53 km (33 mi) long tram and 150 km (93 mi) trolleybus service, but tourists have heard that few locals use them due to the high and frequent hazard of electrocution.[4] There are not as many private automobiles as in Western cities, although the state government operates a sizeable fleet of Mercedes-Benz limousines for Party bureaucrats. Unlike in China, were residents cycle, the vast majority or residents appear to walk and bicycles are notable by their absence. The trolley bus-stops are fairly full. The incidence of use of the underground is difficult to gauge as tourists are only permitted to travel between two designated stops with a guide. It has been thought that on these pre-arranged occasions, the fellow passengers are selected to be there at the same time. The underground map is extensive but, again, just how many of the stations are operational at any one time is a matter of guesswork. Own picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Own picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pyŏngyang Tram car - Tatra T6B5 Pyŏngyang Tram is a tram system in Pyŏngyang, North Korea. ... Route map of Pyongyang Metro The Pyongyang Metro is a metro system in Pyongyang, North Korea, consisting of two lines. ... Pyŏngyang Tram car - Tatra T6B5 Pyŏngyang Tram is a tram system in Pyŏngyang, North Korea. ... A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... Car redirects here. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For the song from the band: Brand New, see Limousine (MS Rebridge). ...


Air transportation

State-owned Air Koryo has scheduled flights from Sunan Capital International Airport to Beijing (PEK), Shenyang (SHE), Vladivostok (VVO), Macau (MFM), Bangkok (BKK),(KHV) and (SZX. There are occasional chartered flights to Incheon (ICN), Yangyang County (YNY) and several Japanese cities. Air Koryo also claims scheduled service on a few domestic routes, although the accuracy of this is not known the only domestic routes are Hamhung,Wonsan,Chongjin,Hyesan and Samjiyon. Intermittent service to Pyongyang is also provided by a few foreign carriers, most notably Chinese. In April 2008, Air China launched regular, 3-days-per-week, service between Beijing and Pyongyang. The airport is notable as being probably the mosr under-used international airport anywhere in the world. Image File history File links Sunan_airport_terminal. ... Image File history File links Sunan_airport_terminal. ... Sunan International Airport (IATA: FNJ, ICAO: ZKPY) is the main airport serving Pyongyang, North Korea, located 24 km from the citys center. ... Air Koryo Korean Airways (formerly Chosŏn Minhang (조선민항), short form Air Koryo) is the state-owned national airline of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, based in Pyongyang. ... Sunan International Airport (IATA: FNJ, ICAO: ZKPY) is the main airport serving Pyongyang, North Korea, located 24 km from the citys center. ... Peking redirects here. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is about a city. ... Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is an airport in Shenyang, China. ... Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Sino border and North Korea. ... Vladivostok International Airport (IATA: VVO, ICAO: UHWW) is located near Artyom, Primorye, Russia. ... Macau International Airport is the only airport in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Shenzhen Baoan International Airport (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; formerly named Shenzhen Huangtian Airport) (IATA: SZX, ICAO: ZGSZ) is located near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Baoan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is about the city. ... Incheon Airport - Entrance Incheon Airport - Departures Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: ) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest and busiest in Asia. ... Yangyang County (Yangyang-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Yangyang International Airport (Hangul: ì–‘ì–‘ êµ­ì œ 공항, Hanja: 襄陽國際空港, Revised Romanization: Yangyang Gukje Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer: Yangyang Kukche Konghang) (IATA: YNY, ICAO: RKNY) is a small international airport in the northeast of South Korea. ...


Intercity trains

The city also has regular international train services to Beijing and Moscow. A journey to Beijing takes about 25 hours and 25 minutes (K27 from Beijing / K28 from Pyŏngyang, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays); a journey to Moscow takes 6 days. For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...


Climate

Climate diagram of Pyŏngyang.
Climate diagram of Pyŏngyang Climate diagram of Pyŏngyang. ...

Weather averages for Pyongyang, North Korea
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 29 (-1) 35 (1) 47 (8) 61 (16) 71 (21) 78 (25) 82 (27) 83 (28) 75 (23) 63 (17) 47 (8) 34 (1) 59 (15)
Average low °F (°C) 14 (-10) 19 (-7) 30 (-1) 41 (5) 52 (11) 62 (16) 69 (20) 69 (20) 58 (14) 45 (7) 33 (0) 20 (-6) 43 (6)
Precipitation inches (cm) 0.6 (1) 0.5 (1) 1.1 (2) 1.9 (4) 2.7 (6) 3.1 (7) 9.9 (25) 9.1 (23) 4.5 (11) 1.7 (4) 1.7 (4) 0.8 (2) 36.9 (93)
Source: Weatherbase[5] Feb 2007

Sister cities

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People from Pyongyang

Ahn Ikte (1906-1965) was a Korean composer of classical music. ... Hwang Jang-yop (born 1922) was a major politician in North Korea who defected to South Korea in 1997, making him the highest-ranking defector from the isolated state. ... Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the leader of North Korea from its founding in early 1948 until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il. ... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il) (born February 16, 1942) is the leader of North Korea. ... George McAfee Mac McCune (June 16, 1908 - November 5, 1948) was co-developer, with Edwin O. Reischauer, of the McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean. ... Edwin Oldfather Reischauer (October 15, 1910–September 1, 1990) was Tokyo-born U.S. ambassador to Japan (1961–66) and the co-developer, with George M. McCune, of the McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Pak Doo-ik is a former North Korean footballer. ...

Notes

  1. ^ *Pyongyang on Wikimapia, The most comprehensive open-source map of the capital of the DPRK.
  2. ^ National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage. 2001. Geumtan-ri. Hanguk Gogohak Sajeon [Dictionary of Korean Archaeology], pp. 148-149. NRICH, Seoul. ISBN 89-5508-025-5
  3. ^ 행정구역현황 (Haengjeong Guyeok Hyeonhwang). NK Chosun. Retrieved on 2006-01-10. Also Administrative divisions of North Korea (used as reference for hanja)
  4. ^ http://next.atnext.com//template/next/art_main.cfm?iss_id=867&sec_id=1000853&art_id=6414570
  5. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Pyongyang, North Korea (English). Weatherbase (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-04.
  6. ^ International relations. Kathmandu City website. Retrieved on 2006-01-10.

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See also

Map of North Korea The following is a list of cities in North Korea: Pyŏngyang (평양) Anju-si (안주시, 安州市) Chŏngjin-si (청진시, 淸津市) Haeju-si (해주시, 海州市) Hamhŭng-si (함흥시, 咸興市) Hoeryŏng-si (회령시, 會寧市) Hŭichŏn-si (희천시, 熙川市) Hyesan-si (혜산시, 惠山市) Kaechŏn-si (개천시, 价川市) Kaesŏng (개성시, 開城市) Kanggye-si (강계시, 江界市) Kimchaek-si (김책시, 金策市) Manpo-si (만포시, 滿浦市) Munchŏn...

External links

  • North Korea Uncovered, (North Korea Google Earth) the most authoritative mapping of Pyongyang's political, cultural, and economic infrastructure on Google Earth.
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Further reading

  • Chris Springer, Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital. Saranda Books, 2003. ISBN 963-00-8104-0.
  • Robert Willoughby, North Korea: The Bradt Travel Guide. Globe Pequot, 2003. ISBN 1-84162-074-2.

Pictorials

  • Christian Kracht, Eva Munz, Lukas Nikol, "The Ministry Of Truth. Kim Jong Ils North Korea", Feral House, Oct 2007, 132 pages, 88 color photographs, ISBN 978-932595-27-7
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KEDO hoped to take construction equipment out, but Pyongyang is opposed to it until the compensation issue for the delayed project is resolved.
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Pyongyang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (776 words)
Pyongyang (평양 / 平壤) is the capital city of North Korea, located in the bottom third (almost direct center) of the country, situated on the Taedong River.
The official population of the city is not disclosed; given as 2,741,260 in 1993, it was reported as 2.5 and 3.8 million in 2002 and 2003 by Chosen Soren, a pro-North Korean organization.
Pyongyang has a two-line underground metro system which has a length of 22.5 km.
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