Anju, South Pyongan

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerAnju-si
 • Revised RomanizationAnju-si
View of Anju
View of Anju
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Anju
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Anju
Anju is located in North Korea
Location within North Korea
Coordinates: 39°37′12″N 125°39′36″E / 39.62000°N 125.66000°E / 39.62000; 125.66000Coordinates: 39°37′12″N 125°39′36″E / 39.62000°N 125.66000°E / 39.62000; 125.66000
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth P'yongan
Administrative divisions20 tong, 22 ri
 • Total240,117
 • Dialect
Time zoneUTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)

Anju-si (Korean pronunciation: [an.dzu]) is a city in the South P'yŏngan province of North Korea. Its population was 240,117 in 2008.[1] The Ch'ongch'on River passes through Anju.

Sinanju railway station in the western part of Anju

Administrative divisions[edit]

Anju-si is divided into 20 tong (neighbourhoods) and 22 ri (villages):

  • Chŏnsan-dong (전산동)
  • Kubong-dong (구봉동)
  • Namch'ŏn-dong (남천동)
  • Namp'yŏng-dong (남평동)
  • Namhŭng-dong (남흥동)
  • Tŏksŏng-dong (덕성동)
  • Toksan-dong (독산동)
  • Tŭngbangsan-dong (등방산동)
  • Ryongyŏn-dong (룡연동)
  • Munbong-dong (문봉동)
  • Misang-dong (미상동)
  • Songam-dong (송암동)
  • Sinwŏn-dong (신원동)
  • Yŏkchŏn-dong (역전동)
  • Wŏnhŭng-dong (원흥동)
  • Ch'angsong-dong (창송동)
  • Ch'ŏngsong-dong (청송동)
  • Ch'ŏngch'ŏn'gang-dong (청천강동)
  • Ch'ilsŏng-dong (칠성동)
  • P'ungyŏn-dong (풍년동)
  • Changch'ŏl-li (장천리)
  • Chunghŭng-ri (중흥리)
  • Kuryong-ri (구룡리)
  • Namch'il-li (남칠리)
  • Pallyong-ri (반룡리)
  • P'yŏngryul-li (평률리)
  • Ripsŏng-ri (립석리)
  • Ryongbong-ri (룡복리)
  • Ryongdam-ri (룡담리)
  • Ryonggye-ri (룡계리)
  • Ryonghŭng-ri (룡흥리)
  • Ryonghwa-ri (룡화리)
  • Ryongjŏl-li (룡전리)
  • Sangsŏ-ri (상서리)
  • Sinhŭng-ri (신흥리)
  • Songdo-ri (송도리)
  • Songhang-ri (송학리)
  • Sŏnhŭng-ri (선흥리)
  • Unhang-ri (운학리)
  • Unsong-ri (운송리)
  • Wŏnp'ung-ri (원풍리)
  • Yŏnp'ung-ri (연풍리)


Anju lies near large deposits of anthracite coal, and contains one of the largest coal production facilities in the country.[2] The deposits contain more than 130 million metric tons of coal.[3] Namhŭng-dong is the location of the Namhŭng Youth Chemical Complex, one of North Korea's most important chemical combines.[4] Anju also contains at least one hotel open for foreigners, used primarily to accommodate for more travelers during peak holiday times.[5]


Anju-si is served by several stations on the P'yŏngŭi and Kaech'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b North Korean Central Statistic Bureau, 2008 Census.
  2. ^ North Korea Handbook. M.E. Sharpe. 2003. ISBN 0765610043. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  3. ^ Kuo, Chin S. (1994). "The mineral industry of North Korea" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  4. ^ Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. (10 April 2014). "North Korea's Namhung Youth Chemical Complex: Seven Years of Construction Pays Off". US-Korea Institute at SAIS.
  5. ^ Gareth Johnson (20 December 2019). "Anju County, North Korea". Young Pioneer Tours.

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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