Sunchon

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Sunch'ŏn

순천시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerSunch'ŏn-si
 • Revised RomanizationSuncheon-si
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Sunchon
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Sunchon
Sunch'ŏn is located in North Korea
Sunch'ŏn
Sunch'ŏn
Location within North Korea
Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 125°56′0″E / 39.41667°N 125.93333°E / 39.41667; 125.93333
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions21 tong, 11 ri
Population
 (2008)
 • Total297,317
Time zoneUTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)

Sunch'ŏn (Korean pronunciation: [sun.tsʰʌn]) is a city in South Pyongan province, North Korea. It has a population of 297,317, 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.

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agreements Signed between DPRK and Ecuador". KCNA. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017.

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