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    Pyongyang (평양) P'yŏngan Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Location
Lat 39° 1′ 10″ N, Long 125° 44′ 17″ E  Capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Wartime History
During the First Sino-Japanese War, Pyongyang was the site of an important battle where Qing Dynasty forces were defeated by the Japanese Army. Occupied by the Japanese, the city was developed into an industrial center. Known to the Japanese as Heijō or Heijo. During 1938, Pyongyang had a population of 235,000.

Postwar
After the Pacific War, the Soviet 25th Army entered Pyongyang and the city became the temporary capital of Provisional People's Committee for North Korea and in 1948 the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Korean War
During the Korean War, Pyongyang was occupied by South Korean force and in 1952, it was the target of the largest aerial raid of the entire war, involving 1,400 UN aircraft. Afterwards, rebuilt with Soviet foreign aid.

Sunan International Airport (Pyongyang Airport)
Lat 39°13′26″N Long 125°40′12″E Located 15 miles from the center of Pyongyang

Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (War Museum)
War museum

USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
Captured January, 23 1968 moored in the Taedong River, Pyongyang until December 2012

United Nations Military Cemetery Pyongyang
United Nations (U.N.) cemetery in Pyongyang. During Operation Glory, the remains buried in this cemetery were exhumed and returned to American Graves Registration Service (AGRS).

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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