For the river in South Korea, see
Tanch'ŏn is a port city in northeastern South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It has a population of approximately 360,000. Tanch'ŏn borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea), into which the Namdae River flows.
Administrative Divisions [ edit ]
Tanch'ŏn is divided into 39
(neighbourhoods) and 39 tong (villages): ri
Economy [ edit ]
There are extensive mineral resources in the area, including
cobalt, magnesite, and iron ore. The city is known for its chemical production, textiles, metal ware, machinery,smelting.
The City of Tanch'ŏn is featured in the PC game
Transport [ edit ]
Tanch'ŏn is situated on the
P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway. In 2012 the city's port was renovated and upgraded. Tanch'ŏn port was reconstructed, and a ceremony marking the completion was taken place in December 2012. In the ceremony, a joint congratulatory message sent by the [1 ] Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Cabinet was read to the officials and members of shock brigades who performed labor feats in the construction of the port. [2 ]
Wildlife [ edit ]
The population of
Chinese Gorals in Tanch'ŏn has been designated North Korean natural monument #293. [3 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 40°27′29″N 128°54′40″E / 40.458°N 128.911°E