Sunchon

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This article is about a city in North Korea. For the city in South Korea, see Suncheon.
Sunchon
순천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Sunch'ŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Suncheon-si
Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 125°56′0″E / 39.41667°N 125.93333°E / 39.41667; 125.93333
Country North Korea
Province South Pyongan Province
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 437,000

Sunch'ŏn is a city in South Pyongan province, North Korea. It has an estimated population of 437,000, and is home to various manufacturing plants.

Transport[edit]

Sunchon Station is on the Pyongra Line railway.

History[edit]

In December 1951, the Korean War aerial Battle of Sunchon was fought near Sunch'ŏn between the Royal Australian Air Force and two North Korean allies – China and the Soviet Union.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 125°56′0″E / 39.41667°N 125.93333°E / 39.41667; 125.93333