Pyongyang, or P'yŏngyang (UK: , US: ; Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋ.jaŋ]), is the capital and largest city of North K
Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometres (68 mi) upstream from its mouth on the Yellow Sea. According to the 2008 population census, it has a population of 3,255,288. The city was split from the South Pyongan province in 1946. It is administered as a directly-administered city (chikhalsi, 직할시/直轄市) on the same level as provincial governments, as opposed to special cities of South Korea (teukbyeolsi, 특별시/特別市) such as Seoul.