Kimchaek

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This article is about a city in North Korea. For the general, see Kim Chaek.
"Seongjin" redirects here. For the given name (and a list of people with the name), see Sung-jin.

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] It was known as "Shirotsu" during Japanese rule between 1910 and 1945.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Kimch'aek-si is divided into 22 tong (neighbourhoods) and 22 ri (villages):

  • Changhyŏn-dong
  • Chegang 1-dong
  • Chegang 2-dong
  • Chegang 3-dong
  • Ch'ŏnghak-tong
  • Haean-dong
  • Haksŏng-dong
  • Hanch'ŏn-dong
  • Kŭmch'ŏn-dong
  • Ŏb'ŏk-tong
  • Ryŏnho-dong
  • Sinp'yŏng-dong
  • Sŏngnam-dong
  • Songryŏng 1-dong
  • Songryŏng 2-dong
  • Song'am-dong
  • Ssangryong-dong
  • Suwŏn-dong
  • Taedong 1-dong
  • Taedong 2-dong
  • T'anso-dong
  • Yŏkchŏn-dong
  • Ch'undong-ri
  • Haktong-ri
  • Hodong-ri
  • Hŭngp'yŏng-ri
  • Manch'ul-li
  • Okch'ŏl-li
  • Panghang-ri
  • P'ungnyŏl-li
  • Rimmyŏng-ri
  • Ryongho-ri
  • Sangp'yŏng-ri
  • Sech'ŏl-li
  • Sŏkho-ri
  • Songhŭng-ri
  • Songjung-ri
  • Sŏngsang-ri
  • Sudong-ri
  • Tŏg'il-li
  • Tonghŭng-ri
  • T'apha-ri
  • Ŭnho-ri
  • Wŏnp'yŏng-ri

Economy[edit]

Kimchaek is an important port on the Sea of Japan (known to 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. 

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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