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Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Munch'ŏn si
 • Revised Romanization Muncheon-si
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon Province

Munch'ŏn is a North Korean city located in Kangwŏn Province. It lies on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) and borders Wonsan.


Munch'ŏn sits on Yŏnghŭng Bay, a bay of the Sea of Japan, on lowland seacoast terrain. The Masikryŏng Mountain Range is to the southwest. The Sokko Mountain Range and Ch'ŏnryŏng Mountain Range are also located here, and Kulttuk Peak is the highest mountain in the region. The main river is the Namchŏn River.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Munch'ŏn contains 16 tongs and 14 ris.


Agriculture and fishery[edit]

Fishery, fruit, and livestock are the main industries of the region. Grain is the main agricultural product.


Munch'ŏn has reserves of zinc, gold, silver, limestone, dolomite, granite and clay. Anthracite is also produced.


Munchon Station is on the Kangwon Line railway.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°15′32″N 127°21′22″E / 39.259°N 127.356°E / 39.259; 127.356