Mangyongdae-guyok

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Mangyongdae-guyok
Hangul 만경대구역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Mangyeongdaeguyeok
McCune–Reischauer Man'gyŏngdae-guyŏk

Man'gyŏngdae-guyŏk, or Man'gyŏngdae District (만경대구역) is one of the 19 guyŏk that constitute Pyongyang, North Korea. It began as a village, Mangyongdae-ri, South Pyongan Province and became a district of Pyongyang in September of 1959. The area is surrounded by several hills, the highest one named Mangyong (Ten thousand views) Hill because one can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding scenic landscape, and the village at its foot is called Mangyongdae. It extends to the west past the Sunhwa River, to Kangso-gun. Aside from Chilgol and Oryu-ri (which is a military area), the district is divided between Kwangbok (Restoration) Street and Chongchun (Youth) Street. Kwangbok Street is a residential district of high rise apartments populated by members of the DPRK media and cultural institutions.

Mangyongdae is presented as the birthplace of the former Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

Kim Il Sung's birthplace, April 2012

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Coordinates: 39°01′03″N 125°40′49″E / 39.017483°N 125.680204°E / 39.017483; 125.680204