Facts about Pyongyang
Pyongyang (Korean pronunciation: , literally: "Flat Land") 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.
The Pyongyang Metro (MTR) (Korean: 평양 지하철 pyeong-yang jihacheol) is
the metro system in Phyŏngyang, North Korea, consisting of two lines.
The Chŏllima (Korean: 천리마선) Line runs from Kwangbok (Korean: 광복)
Station in the southwest to Ragwŏn (Korean: 락원) station in the
again devastated Pyongyang in 1894 and 1904. It became the capital of
North Korea in 1948. Captured (1950) by UN forces during the Korean
War, Pyongyang later fell to the North Koreans. After being ravaged in
the war, the city was rebuilt along modern lines.
unclear how receptive Pyongyang's benefactors in China - o
Trains from China arrive at Pyongyang's main central train station.
Foreigners have to exit via the side door at the far end of the
station from the gates. Don't join the scrum with the Koreans, as you
won't be allowed to leave via the same door.
near large iron and coal deposits, is a major industrial center;
products include iron and steel, machinery, armaments, aircraft,
textiles, sugar, rubber, ceramics, and various light manufactures.
Korea's oldest city, Pyongyang was founded, according to legend, in
Tensions between South Korea and Pyongyang have been high
The North denied the attack and threatened "all out war" against
the South if it tried to retaliate, creating a situation that the
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described last month as
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(Similarly, the Pyongyang Metro may have been built in
part because of plans to construct the Seoul subway; in the event
Pyongyang opened a year before Seoul.)
The reception hall at Kaeson Station is another hexagonal pavilion.
This photo was taken by Miguel Torres, from the site Travel-Images.com.
Pyongyang suspends participation in the 6-way talks after US remarks.
DPRK declares it has nuclear weapons, as deterent for self-defence.
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DPRK withdraws from 6-way talks and says it has produced nukes.
Chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the National Democratic Front of
South Korea (NDFSK)
Jo Myong Rok
DPRK Vice Marshal, First Vice Chairman of the National Defense
Commission, Director of the General Political Department of the KPA
Jo Yun Hui
DPRK Minister of
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way for Pyongyang to respond is debatable. It may have more to do with
domestic policies in Pyongyang. Although Kim Jong Il is usually
thought of as being in undisputed control this is unlikely to be the
Pyongyang Report has been running way behind schedule because of the
pressure of other commitments. This latest issue comprises merely of
my commentary, ‘Unravelling the geopolitics of the US-DPRK standoff’.