North Korean leader's residences

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There are more than a dozen leader’s residences in North Korea according to Kim Jong-il’s former bodyguard Lee Young-kuk.[1] Many of the residences were identified on satellite images[2] in the North Korea Uncovered project.[3] Ryongsong Residence is the central residence of Kim Jong-un.[4] All residences are kept secret by the North Korean government and only for few of them old photographs exist.[5]

North Korean leader's residences is located in North Korea
Ryokpo
Ryokpo
Samsok
Samsok
Pyongsong
Pyongsong
Wonsan
Wonsan
C.
C.
Nampo
Nampo
Paektusan
Paektusan
Hyangsan
Hyangsan
Anju
Anju
Changsong
Changsong
Ragwon
Ragwon
Leader's residences in North Korea
Name Location Direction from city center Coordinates
Ryongsong Residence Ryongsong district (Pyongyang) 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast 39.116377 N, 125.805817 E
Kangdong Residence Kangdong county (Pyongyang) 30 km (19 mi) northeast 39.201381 N, 126.020683 E
Sinuiju Residence Sinuiju (North Pyongan) 8.5 km (5.3 mi) east 40.081519 N, 124.499307 E
Ryokpo Residence[6] Ryokpo district (Pyongyang) 19 km (12 mi) southeast 38.911222 N, 125.922911 E
Samsok Residence[7] Samsok district (Pyongyang) 21 km (13 mi) northeast 39.102224 N, 125.973830 E
Pyongsong Residence[8] Pyongsong (South Pyongan) 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest 39.338774 N, 125.804062 E
Wonsan Residence[9] Wonsan (Kangwon) 5 km (3.1 mi) northeast 39.188647 N, 127.477718 E
Changsuwon Residence Ryongsong district (Pyongyang) 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast 39.116069 N, 125.877501 E
Nampo Residence[10] Nampo (South Pyongan) 9 km (5.6 mi) northwest 38.777724 N, 125.321217 E
Paektusan Residence[11] Samjiyon county (Ryanggang) 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest 41.857656 N, 128.274726 E
Hyangsan Residence[12] Hyangsan county (North Pyongan) 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast 39.971916 N, 126.321648 E
Anju Residence[13] Anju (South Pyongan) 13 km (8.1 mi) east 39.635202 N, 125.810313 E
Changsong Residence[14] Changsong county (North Pyongan) 9 km (5.6 mi) west 40.440384 N, 125.118192 E
Ragwon Residence Ragwon county (South Hamgyong) 5 km (3.1 mi) south 39.857744 N, 127.780674 E

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  1. ^ Macintyre, Donald (February 18, 2002). "The Supremo in His Labyrinth". Time Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Palaces of Pyongyang on Google Earth". One Free Korea. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Prynne, Miranda (June 21, 2009). "North Korea uncovered: Palaces, labour camps and mass graves". The Independent. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kim Jong-il’s ‘Mt. Ryongnam Range’ is succeeded by Kim Jong-un’s ‘Mt. Ami Range’". Leonid Petrov’s Korea Vision. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Han, Young Jin (March 15, 2005). "Kim Jong Il, Where He Sleeps and Where He Works". DailyNK. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "DPRK Leadership Residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "DPRK Leadership Residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "DPRK Leadership Residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Large luxury complex". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "DPRK Leadership Residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "leadership residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ "DPRK Leadership Residence". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ "KWP Leadership Retreat and Chalet". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "DPRK Leadership Complex". Wikimapia. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 

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