Mangyongdae-guyok

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

Mangyongdae-guyok 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