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Pyongyang ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; (), Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋjaŋ], literally: "Flat Land" or "Peaceful Land", approved: P’yŏngyang;<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> several variants<ref>For example: Heijō ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Heijō-fu ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Heizyō ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Heizyō Hu ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Hpyeng-yang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), P-hjöng-jang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Phyeng-yang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Phyong-yang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Pienyang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Pingyang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}), Pyengyang ({{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }})</ref>) is the capital of North Korea and the largest city in the country. Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River and, according to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, has a population of 3,255,388.<ref name="Nkorea2008">United Nations Statistics Division; Preliminary results of the 2008 Census of Population of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducted on 1–15 October 2008 (pdf-file) Retrieved on 2009-03-01.</ref> The city was split from the South Pyongan province in 1946. It is administered as a directly governed city (chikhalsi, 직할시) on the same level as provincial governments, not a special city (teukbyeolsi, 특별시) as Seoul in South Korea.


Pyongyang sections
Intro  Names  Prehistory   History   Geography and climate  Governance  Administrative status and divisions   Cityscape   Culture   Sports    Economy    Education and science   Healthcare   Gallery   Twin towns \u2013 Sister cities  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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