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Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 松林市
 • McCune-Reischauer Songnim-si
 • Revised Romanization Songnim-si
Songnim is located in North Korea
Map of North Korea showing the location of Songnim
Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 19 tong, 6 ri

Songnim (Korean pronunciation: [soŋ.nim]) is a city on the Taedong River in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It had a population of 100,000 in 1991.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Songnim is divided into 19 tong (neighbourhoods) and 6 ri (villages):

  • Chŏn-dong
  • Ch'ŏlsan-dong
  • Kkotp'in-dong
  • Negil-dong
  • Oryu-dong
  • Saemaŭl-dong
  • Saesallim 1-dong
  • Saesallim 2-dong
  • Saesallim 3-dong
  • Saesallim 4-dong
  • Samga-dong
  • Sap'o 1-dong
  • Sap'o 2-dong
  • Sinhŭng-dong
  • Sŏkt'ap-tong
  • Songsan-dong
  • Tongsong-dong
  • Un'gok-tong
  • Wŏlbong-dong
  • Masal-li
  • Sillyang-ri
  • Sinsŏng-ri
  • Sŏkt'al-li
  • Sŏsong-ri
  • Tangsal-li


The city was originally named Solme. Iron works began to be developed during the Japanese colonial period of Korea. Before Korean independence Songnim was known as Kyŏmip'o (Chosŏn'gŭl겸이포; Hancha).

It was bombed during the Korean War, later it was rebuilt.

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]