Moranbong-guyok

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Moranbong-guyŏk
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 모란봉구역
 • Hanja 牡丹
 • Revised Romanization Moranbong-guyeok
 • McCune–Reischauer Moranbong-guyŏk
Moranbong Hill
Country North Korea
Administrative divisions 15 administrative dong

Moranbong-guyŏk, or the Moranbong District, is one of the 19 guyŏk which constitute the city of Pyongyang, North Korea. It is located north of Chung-guyok, the city's central district, and is bordered to the north by Sosong and Taesong-guyoks, to the east by the Taedong River, and the west by the Potong River and Potonggang-guyok. It is named after Moran Hill located in the district's west area ("Moran" means peony). It was designated a guyŏk in October 1960 by the Pyongyang City People's Committee.

Overview[edit]

A large part of the district is taken up by the Moranbong Park, Pyongyang's largest recreation area. The park contains many significant historic relics, including vestiges of the old Pyongyang Castle walls and various ornamental pavilions.[1] The district is also home to the Kim Il-sung Stadium and the site of Kim's first speech after the liberation of Pyongyang. The Pyongyang Arch of Triumph, the world's largest such arch, is also located in the district.

Transport[edit]

The Pyongyang Metro runs through this district, with stops at Tongil, Kaeson, Chonu, and Chonsung Stations.[2]

It is connected to Rungra Island and Taedonggang-guyŏk (on the Taedong's left bank) by the Rungra Bridge.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Moranbong-guyok is divided into fifteen administrative districts known as dong. The largest neighborhoods (Inhung, Pipa, and Kinmaul) are further divided in two parts for administrative purposes.[4]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Changhyŏn-dong 장현동
Ch'ilsongmun-dong 칠성문동
Chinhŭng-dong 진흥동
Chŏnsŭng-dong 전승동
Chŏnu-dong 전우동
Hŭngbu-dong 흥부동
Inhŭng-dong 인흥동
Kaesŏn-dong 개선동
Kinmaŭl-dong 긴마을동 마을
Minhŭng-dong 민흥동
Pip'a-dong 비파동 琵琶
Puksae-dong 북새동
Sŏhŭng-dong 서흥동 西
Sŏngbuk-dong 성북동
Wŏlhyang-dong 월향동

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "능라교", Doosan Encyclopedia, retrieved 2010-07-02 
  4. ^ http://nk.joins.com/map/i005.htm

Coordinates: 39°02′57″N 125°45′41″E / 39.049186°N 125.761356°E / 39.049186; 125.761356