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    Pyongyang Grand Study House - the biggest library and education center

    Grand People’s Study House is one of the most famous buildings in Pyongyang and part of pretty much every tour to the DPRK. North Korea’s central library is located at Kim Il-sung Square in the heart of Pyongyang and can hold up to 30 million books, including a couple of foreign ones. It was built in a traditional Korean style over a period of 21 months and opened in April of 1982 to honor Kim Il-sung’s 70th birthday. The library was opened as the "centre for the project of intellectualising the whole of society and a sanctuary of learning for the entire people."

    It has a total floor space of 100,000 m2 and 600 rooms. The building can house up to 30 million books.The library is the national centre of Juche studies. Lectures on a variety of subjects also take place.