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Time-honored Pyongyang

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang, the DPRK, has the longest history as the capital city in the world. People have inhabited Pyongyang, with all the natural elements needed for human existence, from more than a million years ago.
    Tangun, ancestral father of the Korean nation who was born in Pyongyang, founded Kojoson (ancient Korea), the first state of Korea, in the early 30th century BC and set up the capital here.
    In recent years since the tomb of King Tangun was discovered and his remains were scientifically identified, sites of castles and villages, tombs and others belonging to the period of Tangun's Korea have been found out in the Pyongyang area. All the relics clearly show the state character of Kojoson and prove that Pyongyang was not only the first town but the capital of the country.
    For several thousands of years from then, Pyongyang had remained as the capital of Kojoson.
    Koguryo, a powerful country (277 BC - 668 AD), built Pyongyang as a large-scale capital commensurate with its vast territory and powerful strength, with the result that it had existed as the hub of the country for over 240 years.
    Pyongyang had been the capital or the second capital of Korean feudal states for nearly 4,000 years as it had all political, economic and military conditions favorable for its existence, management and defence. During the period it was called Puruna, Wanggomsong, Sogyong, Sodo, Ryugyong and the like. And it abounds with historical and cultural remains.
    Pyongyang, with time-honored history, is dear to the world progressives as the capital of revolution.


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