Kumho, South Hamgyong

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chigu (area) of North Korea
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul금호지구
 • Hanja地區
 • Revised RomanizationGeumho-jigu
 • McCune–ReischauerKŭmho-jigu
CountryNorth Korea

Kŭmho is a chigu, or area, in South Hamgyŏng province, near the city of Sinp'o, North Korea. Kŭmho was part of Sinp'o until 1995, when it was made a special area under the direct administration of the province.[1]

In Kŭmho near Sinp'o in 1987 the building of first national nuclear plant was started by USSR but construction was cancelled in 1991 due to lack of funding and in 1993 then according to political reasons.

Then this place was the site of a planned two reactors development which was to have been built by the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) with international support. Preparations and construction began in 1994 and 1997, but reactors was never completed. The last international workers were removed from the area in January 2006.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kŭmho is divided into 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 8 ri (villages):

  • Kangsang-rodongjagu
  • Homanp'o-ri
  • Honam-ri
  • Kŭmho-ri
  • Kwangch'ŏl-li
  • Namhŭng-ri
  • Omae-ri
  • Sŏhŭng-ri
  • Sokhu-ri

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "행정구역 개편 일지". NKChosun. 2006-04-05. Archived from the original on 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2006-11-07.

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