Kim Il-sung Square

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Kim Il-sung Square is a city square in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and is named after the founding leader of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung. Opened in August 1954, the square is located on the west bank of the Taedong River, directly opposite the Juche Tower on the other side of the river. The square is a common gathering place for rallies, dances and military parades and is often featured in media concerning North Korea.

It is the 16th largest square in the world, having an area of about 75,000 square meters (807,293 square feet) which can accommodate a rally of more than 100,000 people. Portraits of Kim Il-sung, Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin are on buildings surrounding the square. The Grand People's Study House looks out onto the square and the river.



  • Martin, Bradley K. (2006) Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea And the Kim Dynasty. St Martins Press. ISBN 978-0312323226

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