Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Kaesong

Kaesŏng (Gaeseong; Korean pronunciation: [kɛsɔŋ])is a city in North Hwanghae Province, southern North Korea (DPRK), a former Directly Governed City, and the capital of Korea during the Koryo Dynasty. The city is near Kaesŏng Industrial Region close to the border with South Korea and contains the remains of the Manwoldae palace. Called Songdo while it was the ancient capital of Koryo, the city prospered as a trade center that produced Korean ginseng. Kaesŏng now functions as the DPRK's light industry centre.

Due to the city's proximity to the border with South Korea, Kaesŏng hosts cross-border economic exchanges between the two countries as well as the jointly-run Kaesong Industrial Region.

As of 2008 the city had a population of 308,440.

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