16 Peculiar Facts About Pyongyang
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Pyongyang!
- Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Pee-awng-yung.
- The total land area of Pyongyang is 400 square miles (1,100 square kilometres)…
- …that’s slightly smaller than Greater Manchester.
- Pyongyang’s population was 2,863,000 in 2015…
- …that’s roughly the same as Greater Manchester…
- …and gives it a population density of around 7,158 residents per square mile.
- Pyongyang is located 125 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Pyongyang are known as Koreans.
- Koreans living in Pyongyang enjoy a humid continental climate with a high temperature range (+37.2°C to -30.2°C!) and an average annual temperature of 10.7°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Pyongyang? You’ll need the coordinates of 39.0392° N, 125.7625° E.
- Make sure you visit the Ryugyong Hotel if you’re in Pyongyang; this impressive piece of engineering and architecture is 330m tall, houses 105 floors and dominates the local skyline.
- Pyongyang boasts the world’s largest stadium with a seating capacity of 150,000!
- The official language of Pyongyang is Korean.
- North Korean Won is the official currency here.
- North Korea welcomed around 3,500 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Pyongyang for its beautiful monuments, slick hotels and vibrant culture.