North Hamgyong Province
• Revised Romanization
4 cities; 12 counties
2 (7,855 sq mi)
(2008) [1 ]
2 (300/sq mi)
North Hamgyong Province ( Hamgyŏngbukdo) is the northernmost province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Hamgyong Province.
Geography [ edit ]
The province is bordered by
China on the north, South Hamgyong on the southwest, and Ryanggang on the west. On the east is the Sea of Japan ( East Sea of Korea). There is also a short border with Russia. The province is home to the Musudan-ri rocket launching site, and the Hoeryong concentration camp. In 2004 Rason was reabsorbed back into the province, and since 2010 Rason is again a Directly Governed City.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
North Hamgyong is divided into three cities (
si) and 12 counties ( kun). These are further divided into villages ( [2 ] ri) in rural areas and dong (neighborhoods) in cities, which are detailed on each county’s individual page. Some cities are also divided into wards known as "kuyŏk", which are administered just below the city level and also listed on its individual page.
Counties [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 41°54′11″N 129°24′29″E / 41.903°N 129.408°E