Kaesong

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Kaesong
개성
Municipal Ceety wi special status
개성특급시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hanja
 • McCune-Reischauer Kaesŏng-T'ŭkkŭpsi
 • Revised Romanization Gaeseong-Teukgeupsi
Kaesong ceety center.
Nickname(s): Songdo (송도/松都)  (Korean)
" City of Pines "
Note: Cairt shaws boondaries o umwhile Kaesŏng Directly Govrened Ceety.
Kintra Banner o North Korea North Korea
Region Haesŏ
Settled c. 700 AD
Admeenistrative diveesions 24 dong, 3 ri
Area
 • Total 1,309 km2 (505 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 308,440
 • Dialect Seoul

Kaesŏng (Gaeseong; Korean pronunciation: [kɛsɔŋ]) is a ceety in the province o Hwanghaebuk-do, soothren North Korea (DPRK), a umwhile Directly Governed Ceety, an the caipital o Korea durin the Koryo Dynasty. The ceety is near Kaesŏng Industrial Region an it contains the remains o the Manwoldae palace. It wis formally named Songdo while it wis the auncient caipital o Koryo. It prospered as a trade center that produced Korean ginseng, which is famous internaitionally. It is nou the DPRK's licht industry centre. It haes a population o 308,440 as o 2008.[1]

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