Rŭngrado

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Rŭngrado
Chosŏn'gŭl 릉라도
능라도
Hancha 綾羅島
Revised Romanization Reungnado
Neungnado
McCune–Reischauer Rŭngnado
Nŭngnado
Pyongyang city scape.jpg
Rŭngrado is located in North Korea
Rŭngrado
Geography
Coordinates 39°02′40″N 125°46′10″E / 39.04444°N 125.76944°E / 39.04444; 125.76944Coordinates: 39°02′40″N 125°46′10″E / 39.04444°N 125.76944°E / 39.04444; 125.76944
Area 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Administration
North Korea

Rungna Islet is an islet in Pyongyang, North Korea, located in the middle of the Taedong River. Its total area is 1.3 square kilometres (0.50 sq mi). The Chongryu Bridge on the north side and the Rungna Bridge on the south side connect the islet to the rest of Pyongyang.[1] The islet is a good place to see some of the Eight Views of Pyongyang.[2]

Recreational facilities on the islet include the Rungnado May Day Stadium. The Rungna People's Pleasure Ground is also scheduled to be opened there in 2012; it includes a dolphin exhibit, volleyball and basketball courts, and a wading pool.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picturesque Islet", Korean Central News Agency, 2002-05-09, retrieved 2010-06-02 
  2. ^ "능라도", Doosan Encyclopedia, retrieved 2010-07-02 
  3. ^ "Kim Jong Un Visits Rungna People's Pleasure Ground", Korean Central News Agency, 2012-07-24, retrieved 2012-07-26