Sunchon

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This article is about a city in North Korea. For the city in South Korea, see Suncheon.
Sunch'ŏn
순천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Sunch'ŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Suncheon-si
Location of Sunch'ŏn
Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 125°56′0″E / 39.41667°N 125.93333°E / 39.41667; 125.93333
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 21 tong, 11 ri
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 437,000

Sunch'ŏn is a city in South Pyongan province, North Korea. It has an estimated population of 437,000, and is home to various manufacturing plants.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Sunch'ŏn-si is divided into 21 tong (neighbourhoods) and 11 ri (villages):

  • Chik-tong (직동)
  • Chŭngsan-dong (증산동)
  • Kangan-dong (강안동)
  • Kangp'o-dong (강포동)
  • Kŭmch'ŏn-dong (금천동)
  • Kŭmsan-dong (금산동)
  • Osa-dong (오사동)
  • Ponghwa-dong (봉화동)
  • Pong'u-dong (봉우동)
  • Puhŭng-dong (부흥동)
  • Ryŏnbong-dong (련봉동)
  • Ryongak-tong (룡악동)
  • Ryŏnp'o-dong (련포동)
  • Saedŏk-tong (새덕동)
  • Saemaŭl-dong (새마을동)
  • Sŏksu-dong (석수동)
  • Subok-tong (수복동)
  • Sunch'ŏn-dong (순천동)
  • Tongam-dong (동암동)
  • Ŭngbong-dong (응봉동)
  • Yŏkchŏn-dong (역전동)
  • Naedang-ri (내당리)
  • Obong-ri (오봉리)
  • Pukch'ang-ri (북창리)
  • P'ungdŏng-ri (풍덕리)
  • P'yŏng-ri (평리)
  • Ryongbong-ri (룡봉리)
  • Ryongji-ri (룡지리)
  • Sil-li (신리)
  • Sindŏng-ri (신덕리)
  • Sŏnam-ri (서남리)
  • Wŏnsang-ri (원상리)

Transportation[edit]

Sunch'ŏn Station is on the P'yŏngra and Manp'o lines of the Korean State Railway.

History[edit]

In December 1951, the Korean War aerial Battle of Sunch'ŏn was fought near Sunch'ŏn between the Royal Australian Air Force and two North Korean allies – China and the Soviet Union.

See also[edit]

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°25′0″N 125°56′0″E / 39.41667°N 125.93333°E / 39.41667; 125.93333