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Pyongyang

[ pyuhng-yahng, -yang, pyong- ]
/ ˈpyʌŋˈyɑŋ, -ˈyæŋ, ˈpyɒŋ- /
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noun
a city in and the capital of North Korea, in the SW part.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pyongyang

Pyongyang

P'yng-yang

/ (ˈpjɒŋˈjæŋ) /

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

Pyongyang
[ (pyung-yahng, pyawng-yahng) ]

Capital of North Korea and largest city in the country, located in west-central North Korea.

notes for Pyongyang

Pyongyang is Korea's oldest city, but little remains from its three-thousand-year history, after successive devastations by Japan and in the Korean War.
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