Songnim

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Songnim
송림시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 松林市
 • McCune-Reischauer Songnim-si
 • Revised Romanization Songnim-si
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 5 labor districts, 15 ri

Songnim is a city on the Taedong River in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It had a population of 100,000 in 1991.

The city was originally named Solme. Iron works began to be developed during the Japanese colonial period of Korea. Before Korean independence Songnim was known as Kyŏmip'o (Chosŏn'gŭl: 겸이포; hancha: ).

It was bombed during the Korean War, later it was rebuilt.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

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Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645