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Arco do Triunfo - Photo: Gilad Rom (License-cc-by-sa-3-0)
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Pyongyang
Pyongyang or Pionguiangue, literally 'flat land' or 'peaceful land') is the capital and largest city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, situated on the banks of the Taedong River. It has about 3,3 million inhabitants and is the main industrial center in the country. The capital has been completely redesigned since the Korean War (1950-1953), designed with wide avenues, imposing monuments and buildings. The tallest structure in the city is the skyscraper Ryugyŏng Hotel, the 49th tallest skyscraper in the world, at 330 meters in height. The hotel has 105 floors, in an area of ​​361.000 m² (3.885.772 m²), and was planned to be complemented by seven revolving restaurants. Some notable monuments in the city include the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the 'Arc de Triomphe', the Juche Tower, a 170-meter-high structure erected to commemorate Kim Il-Sung's 70th birthday and the First of May Rungrado Stadium, considered the largest stadium in the world ....FIND OUT MORE
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