Pyongyang, or P'yŏngyang, is the capital and largest city of North Korea.
Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometres 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 on the same level as provincial governments, as opposed to special cities of South Korea such as Seoul.