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ID: 7001329
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001329

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of P'yŏngyang (inhabited place)  P'yŏngyang (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 01 10 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0190  decimal degrees
Long: 125 45 17 E  degrees minutes   Long: 125.7540  decimal degrees

Note: Reputed to be the oldest city in Korea, and located on the far eastern routes of the Silk Road. Recorded history began in 108 BCE with founding of a Chinese trading colony nearby. The city was captured by Japan in the 1590s. It was an industrial center under Japanese rule from 1910-1945. Damaged in Korean War, but largely rebuilt after 1953.

Names:
P'yŏngyang (preferred,C,V)
Pyongyang (C,V)
Pyŏngyang (C,V)
Pjöngjang (C,V)
Pyengyang (C,O)
Pingyang (C,O)
Pienyang (C,O)
Phyong-yang (C,O)
Phyeng-yang (C,O)
P-hjong-jang (C,O)
Hpyeng-yang (C,O)
Heizyo Hu (C,O)
Heizyo (C,O)
Heijō (C,O)
Heijo-fu (C,O)
Heijo (C,O)
?? (C,V,Korean,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of North Korea (nation)  ........  North Korea (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of P'yŏngyang (special city)  ............  P'yŏngyang (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of P'yŏngyang (inhabited place)  ................  P'yŏngyang (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  the ancient capital of the legendary Tangun dynasty (2333 BCE) was located on this site
city (C)  ............  according to legend, the modern city was founded in 1122 BCE
national capital (C)  ............  since 1948
archaeological site (C)  ............  contains 1st-century tombs and murals
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)
university center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Choson kingdom, 300-200 BC; of Koguryo dynasty, 37 BCE-668

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
평양..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 19 February 2019
Heijō..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-170
Heijo..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
Heijo-fu..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Heizyo..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Heizyo Hu..........  [VP]
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Hpyeng-yang..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
P-hjong-jang..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Phyeng-yang..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Phyong-yang..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Pienyang..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Pingyang..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
Pjöngjang..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-136
Pyengyang..........  [VP]
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
P'yŏngyang..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 525-526
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-140
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 990
Pyongyang..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
Pyŏngyang..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 159
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 525-526
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-136; I-140; I-170
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 159
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 990
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........  Grand Exhibition of Silk Road Civilizations (1988) 226

 

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