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Revised RomanizationMangyeongdae

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.[1] Mangyongdae has been designated as a historic site since 1947 and is listed as a Revolutionary Site.[2] [3] The original structures of the site have been replaced with replicas.[1]

Mangyongdae has since been incorporated to the city of Pyongyang.[4]

The Man'gyŏngdae Prize is named after the settlement.


  1. ^ a b Hoare 2012, p. 257.
  2. ^ Corfield 2014, p. 120.
  3. ^ Willoughby, Robert (15 November 2007). The Bradt Travel Guide: North Korea (Second ed.). Chalfont: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-84162-219-4.
  4. ^ 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.

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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