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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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En visperas de aquella maniobra Pyungyang emitio varios comunicados protestando contra estas acciones de sus vecinos surenos.
This surprising scenario was widely disseminated in 1989 when a monthly political magazine in South Korea initially revealed the inside stories of what had really happened during the secret trip of Yi Hu Rak, then Chief of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, to Pyungyang in 1971.
However, an American journalist, Dan Overdofer, in his phone conversation with one of the authors, claimed that Chung Hong Jin, then Yi's KCIA aide during the Pyungyang visit, had confirmed such a deal between two Koreas.