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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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When the Japanese advanced to P'yongyang and camped there, Kim plotted with a female professional entertainer (kisaeng [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) of P'yongyang who became a favorite of a Japanese commander, and was thus able to sneak inside the walled town and cut off the enemy commander's head.
In the fiftieth year of the reign of Emperor Yao, Tangun made the walled city of P'yongyang the capital and called his country Choson.