Anju, South Pyongan

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Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Anju-si
 • Revised Romanization Anju-si
View of Anju
View of Anju
Country North Korea
Province South Pyongan Province
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 240,117

Anju-si is a city in the South Pyongan province of North Korea, and is located at the coordinates of 39°37′N 125°40′E / 39.62°N 125.66°E / 39.62; 125.66. 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

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]


  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. 

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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