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Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerSinp'o si
 • Revised RomanizationSinpo-si
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions15 tong, 13 ri
 • Total158,000

Sinpo is a port city on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) in central South Hamgyong province, North Korea. According to the last available census, approximately 158,000 people reside here.


The average temperature is -4.1 ℃ in January and 22.6 ℃ in August. The average annual rainfall is 688 millimeters.



It is an important base for fishing, with a recent government emphasis on aquaculture. The DPRK has created aquacultural cooperatives and a central aquaculture office in the city.

Nuclear power

Near Sinpo in 1987 the building of first national nuclear plant was started by the USSR but construction was cancelled in 1991 due to lack of funding and in 1993 finally according to political reasons.

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


Sinpo Station is on the Pyongra Line railway.

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Coordinates: 40°05′N 128°15′E / 40.083°N 128.250°E / 40.083; 128.250