17 Peculiar Facts About Pyongyang

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 17 facts about Pyongyang!

Geographical stats…

  1. Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Pee-awng-yung.
  3. The total land area of Pyongyang is 400 square miles (1,100 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s slightly smaller than Greater Manchester.
  5. Pyongyang’s population was 2,863,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s roughly the same as Greater Manchester…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 7,158 residents per square mile.
  8. Pyongyang is located 125 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Pyongyang are known as Koreans.
  10. Koreans living in Pyongyang enjoy a humid continental climate with a high temperature range (+37.2°C to -30.2°C!) and an average annual temperature of 10.7°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Pyongyang? You’ll need the coordinates of 39.0392° N, 125.7625° E.
  12. Make sure you visit the Ryugyong Hotel if you’re in Pyongyang; this impressive piece of engineering and architecture is 330m tall, houses 105 floors and dominates the local skyline.
  13. Pyongyang boasts the world’s largest stadium with a seating capacity of 150,000!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Pyongyang is Korean.
  2. North Korean Won is the official currency here.
  3. North Korea welcomed around 3,500 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Pyongyang for its beautiful monuments, slick hotels and vibrant culture.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Pyongyang? You can make cheap calls to Pyongyang with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00850.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Pyongyang, head over to the North Korea Times.

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