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 (pyŭng′yäng′, -yăng′, pyông′-)
The capital and largest city of North Korea, in the southwest-central part of the country. It was an important cultural center and Chinese colony after 108 bc, later fell to the Japanese, and became capital of North Korea in 1948.


(ˈpjɒŋˈjæŋ) or


(Placename) the capital of North Korea, in the southwest on the Taedong River: industrial centre; university (1946). Pop: 3 284 000 (2005 est)


(ˈpyʌŋˈyɑŋ, -ˈyæŋ, ˈpyɒŋ-)

the capital of North Korea, in the SW part. 2,639,448.
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Noun1.Pyongyang - capital of North Korea and an industrial center; "Pyongyang is Korea's oldest city but little of its history has been preserved"
D.P.R.K., Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, North Korea - a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
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Pyong Yang (North Korea), May 25 (ANI): The North Korean Government on Monday formally announced that it had conducted a second nuclear test, an event that is likely to invite strong criticism from the international community.
Seoul, South Korea's populous capital, is only 68 kilometres away from the demilitarised zone, but they might as well be living on another planet in North Korea, where Kim Jong Il's communist regime in Pyong Yang presides over what is probably the most isolated nation on earth and young men are exhorted to keep their locks shorn in television broadcasts entitled `Let's Trim Our Hair According To The Socialist Lifestyle'.
North and South Korea made attempts at reconciliation and tried to reduce the military tension back in June 2000, when the two presidents met in Pyong Yang for the first time since the division of the Korean peninsula in 1945.