[pyuhng-yahng, -yang, pyong-]
- a city in and the capital of North Korea, in the SW part.
- a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Pyongyang.Compare Korea.
Official name Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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Examples from the Web for pyongyang
The Bureau keeps publicly condemning Pyongyang for the Sony hack.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence
December 30, 2014
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.Cyberwar on North Korea Could Be Illegal
December 23, 2014
Pyongyang hackers, according to numerous reports, used Chinese IP addresses for their attacks on Sony.
Pyongyang, for instance, is much more concerned about the release of the film in other formats.
Pyongyang has given the Obama administration no choice but to retaliate now by imposing sanctions or even an embargo.
- the capital of North Korea, in the southwest on the Taedong River: industrial centre; university (1946). Pop: 3 284 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles)Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn
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Word Origin and History for pyongyang
North Korean capital, from Korean p'yong "flat" + yang "land."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Capital of North Korea and largest city in the country, located in west-central North Korea.
It was established in 1948 after two occupation zones were set up in northern and southern Korea during World War II.
Run by one most closed and repressive regimes on Earth, North Korea has suffered from food shortages and a deteriorating economy.
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