Archive for the 'Pyongyang' Category

Essential Pyongyang Facts

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea, located on the Taedong River. According to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, it has a population of 3,255,388. The city was split from the South P’yŏngan province in 1946. It is administered as a directly-governed city. North Koreans associate Pyongyang with Asadal, the first capital of [...]

Pyongyang – around the capital

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The capital has been completely redesigned 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 [...]