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Hangul 만경대
Revised Romanization Mangyeongdae
McCune–Reischauer Man'gyŏngdae

Mangyongdae (Chosŏn'gŭl만경대) is a neighbourhood in Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean propaganda claims Mangyongdae as the birthplace of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, although in his memoirs he wrote that he had been born in the nearby neighbourhood of Chilgol. Mangyongdae is, however, where his father, Kim Hyong-jik was from, and where Kim Il-sung spent his childhood. The original structures of the site have been replaced with replicas.[1]

Mangyongdae has since been incorporated to the city of Pyongyang.[2]


  1. ^ Hoare, James (2012). "Mangyongdae". Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Lanham: Scarecrow Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-8108-6151-0. 
  2. ^ Martin, Bradley K. (2007). Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-4299-0699-9. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mangyongdae. Pyongyang: Foreign Languages Publishing House. 1981. OCLC 41146799. 

Coordinates: 38°59′28″N 125°39′36″E / 38.9911°N 125.6600°E / 38.9911; 125.6600