Chunggang County

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Chunggang County
중강군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 中江郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Chunggang kun
 • Revised Romanization Junggang-gun
Country North Korea
Province Chagang Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 8 ri
Area
 • Total 620 km2 (240 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 33,000

Chunggang County is a kun, or county, in northern Chagang province, North Korea. It was originally part of Huchang county in Ryanggang, and for that reason older sources still identify it as being part of Huchang. The county seat was originally known as Chunggangjin (중강진), but is now known as Chunggang ŭp. Chunggang looks across the Yalu River at China, and borders Ryanggang province to the south.

The climate of Chunggang is continental, with extremely cold winters. On January 12, 1933, a temperature of -43 °C was recorded at Chunggangjin.[1] The average January temperature is -16.0 °C, with temperatures rising to a July average of 22.5 °C.

It has been reported that a Taepodong missile base was constructed in Chunggang in the early 1990s, and that its missiles are targeted at Okinawa.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chunggang, North Korea
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5
(41)
11
(52)
18
(64)
27
(81)
33
(91)
36
(97)
39
(102)
35
(95)
30
(86)
27
(81)
19
(66)
10
(50)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) −10
(14)
−4
(25)
4
(40)
14
(58)
21
(70)
24
(76)
27
(81)
27
(80)
21
(70)
14
(57)
3
(37)
−7
(20)
11.2
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −22
(−7)
−17
(2)
−6
(21)
2
(35)
8
(46)
14
(58)
18
(65)
18
(64)
10
(50)
1
(34)
−7
(20)
−17
(1)
0.2
(32.4)
Record low °C (°F) −43
(−45)
−36
(−33)
−21
(−6)
−10
(14)
−2
(28)
6
(43)
11
(51)
8
(46)
−1
(30)
−10
(14)
−24
(−12)
−32
(−26)
−43
(−45)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
23
(0.9)
38
(1.5)
81
(3.2)
117
(4.6)
183
(7.2)
175
(6.9)
86
(3.4)
43
(1.7)
30
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
814
(32.1)
Source: weatherbase.com[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bukhan Yeonguso (1983), p. 49.
  2. ^ "Chunggang-up". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2006-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Historical Averages for Chunggang, North Korea". Retrieved January 29, 2012. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bukhan Yeonguso (1983). 북한총람 [Bukhan chongram]. Seoul: Author. 

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