Kimchaek

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Coordinates: 40°40′2″N 129°12′2″E / 40.66722°N 129.20056°E / 40.66722; 129.20056

Kimchaek
김책시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Kimch'aek si
 • Revised Romanization Gimchaek-si
Country North Korea
Province North Hamgyong Province

Kimch'aek, formerly Sŏngjin (Chosŏn'gŭl: 성진, Hancha: 城津), is a city in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. It was an open port in 1899.[1] It has a population of 196,000. The city received its current name in 1951 during the Korean War, in honor of the Korean People's Army (KPA) general, Kim Chaek.[1]

Economy[edit]

Kimchaek is an important port on the Sea of Japan (known to North Koreans as the East Sea of Korea), and is home to an ironworks and the Kimch’aek Polytechnic Institute.[1]

Transport[edit]

Kimchaek is on the Pyongra Line railway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kimch’aek". Encyclopaeida Britannica’. Retrieved 8 December 2012.