Capital and Administrative Districts
The capital of the DPRK is Pyongyang.
In Pyongyang, the cradle land of the Korean nation and the heart of the Korean revolution, there are Mangyongdae where President
There are also the buildings of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, organizer and guide of the Korean people for all victories, and the Government of the DPRK.
Pyongyang is the political centre of the country and the hub of science, education and culture, and it has modern heavy industry, light industry and agriculture.
Its typical streets include Mansudae, Changjon, Ryomyong, Mirae Scientists, Chollima, Pipha, Ragwon, Chongnyon, Changgwang, Kumsong, Pulgun, Sungni, Kaeson, Kwangbok, Thongil, Munsu and An Sang Thaek, all boasting modern structures, high-rise apartment blocks and monumental creations.
What attracts public attention are the statues of Generalissimos
Pyongyang is literally a city in a park. It abounds in parks and resorts-Rungna People’s Recreation Ground, Mangyongdae Amusement Park, Kaeson Youth Park, Taesongsan Pleasure Ground, Munsu Water Park, Mirim Riding Club, Mirim Aviation Club and Meari Shooting Gallery.
Moran Hill with picturesque scenery, the Taedong and Pothong rivers, Ryongaksan Pleasure Ground and other parks built across the capital city add beauty to Pyongyang.
Pyongyang with a 5000-year-long history has many historical relics and remains.
There are the Mausoleum of Tangun, the founder-king of the Korean nation, Mausoleum of Tongmyong, the founder–king of Koguryo, the site of Anhak Royal Palace, sites of the Walled City of Pyongyang and such relics as the Taedong Gate, Pothong Gate, Chilsong Gate, Ulmil Pavilion, Choesung Pavilion, Ryongwang Pavilion, Pubyok Pavilion and Chongnyu Pavilion.
Everything in Pyongyang is changing by the day with the advent of a golden age in construction.
The DPRK’s administrative system consists of nine provinces, three special municipalities, 200-odd cities (districts) and counties, thousands of ri, and workers’ districts and dong.