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Full namePyongyang
Official namePyongyang Directly Governed City
Native name평양
Native name langko
Settlement typeDirectly Governed City
CountryNorth Korea
Founded1122 B.C.
Total Area1232.9 sq mi (3194 km2)
Elevation88.6 ft (27 m)
Total Population3255388 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)

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Pyongyang (평양, -kopʰjɔŋjaŋ, literally: "Flat Land") is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly known as 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. The city was split from the South P'yŏngan province in 1946. It is administered as a directly governed city (chikhalsi), on the same level as provincial governments, not a special city (teukbyeolsi) as Seoul is in South Korea.

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