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Korean name
Revised Romanization Mangyeongdae
McCune–Reischauer Man'gyŏngdae

Mangyongdae (Korean : 만경대) is a neighborhood in Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean propaganda claims Mangyongdae as the birthplace of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, although in his memoirs he wrote that he had been born in the nearby neighborhood of Chilgol. Mangyongdae is where his father, Kim Hyong-jik was from, and where Kim Il-sung spent his childhood. [1]


Mangyongdae has been designated as a historic site since 1947, and is listed as a Revolutionary Site. [2] [3] Original structures at the site have been replaced with replicas. [1]

Mangyongdae has since been incorporated to the city of Pyongyang. [4] The Football at the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Games and Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon are both named after the area.

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  1. 1 2 Hoare 2012, p. 257.
  2. Corfield 2014, p. 120.
  3. Willoughby, Robert (15 November 2007). The Bradt Travel Guide: North Korea (Second ed.). Chalfont: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 125. ISBN   978-1-84162-219-4.
  4. Martin, Bradley K. (2007). Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 24. ISBN   978-1-4299-0699-9.

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