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Encyclopedia > North Hamgyong
North Hamgyŏng Province
Korean name
McCune-Reischauer Hamgyŏng-pukto
Revised Romanization Hamgyeongbuk-do
Hangul 함경 북도
Hanja 咸鏡北道
Short name Hambuk (함북; 咸北)
Statistics
Population n/a
Area 20,345 sq km
Government Province
Capital Ch'ŏngjin
Administrative divisions 3 cities (Si), 12 counties (Kun)
Region Kwanbuk
Dialect Hamgyŏng
Location map
Map of North Korea highlighting the province (Note: map is not drawn properly)

North Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-pukto) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Hamgyŏng Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Ch'ŏngjin. McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean (Korean: 국어의 로마자 표기법; 國語의 로마字 表記法) is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... For other uses, see Hangul (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Sino-Korean be merged into this article or section. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Chŏngjin (Chŏngjin-si), North Koreas third largest city. ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... Kwanbuk is a region in North Hamgyong and South Hamgyong Provinces of North Korea. ... The Korean language is spoken in a number of different dialects around the Korean peninsula. ... File links The following pages link to this file: North Hamgyong Categories: GFDL images ... Administrative divisions of North Korea As of 2004, North Korea consisted of two directly-governed cities (Chikalshi; 직할시;直轄市), three special administrative regions with various designations, and nine provinces (Do, singular and plural; 도; 道). These 14 regions are, in turn, divided into a Special... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-do) was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 or ì¡°ì„ , see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Chŏngjin (Chŏngjin-si), North Koreas third largest city. ...

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Geography

The province is bordered by China on the north, South Hamgyong on the southwest, and Ryanggang on the west. On the east is the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). There is also a short border with Russia. Rasŏn Directly Governed City, in the northeast corner of the province, was separated from North Hamgyŏng in 1993. The province is home to the Musudan-ri rocket launching site, and was formerly the site of the Onsong concentration camp. South Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-namdo) is a province of North Korea. ... Ryanggang (Ryanggang-do) is a province in North Korea. ... The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ... Rasŏn (formerly Rajin-Sŏnbong) is a Directly Governed City in North Korea, which borders with Jilin province of China and Primorsky Krai of Russia. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Musudan-ri is a rocket launching site in North Korea at 40°51′N 129°40′E. It lies in southern North Hamgyong province, near the northern tip of the East Korea Bay. ... The Onsong concentration camp was an internment camp in North Korea. ...


Administrative Divisions

North Hamgyŏng is divided into 3 cities ("Si") and 12 counties ("Kun"). One of these 3 cities (Ch'ŏngjin) is further divided into 7 wards ("Kuyeok").


Cities

  • Ch'ŏngjin-si (청진시; 淸津市)
    • Ch'ŏngam-guyŏk (청암구역; 青岩區域)
    • P'ohang-guyŏk (포항구역; 浦港區域)
    • Puyun-guyŏk (부윤구역; 富潤區域)
    • Ranam-guyŏk (라남구역; 羅南區域)
    • Sinam-guyŏk (신암구역; 新岩區域)
    • Songp'yŏng-guyŏk (송평구역; 松坪區域)
    • Sunam-guyŏk (수남구역; 水南區域)
  • Hoeryŏng-si (회령시; 會寧市)
  • Kimch'aek-si (김책시; 金策市)

Chŏngjin (Chŏngjin-si), North Koreas third largest city. ... Hoeryŏng is a city in North Hamgyŏng Province, North Korea. ... Kimchaek, formerly Sŏngjin (성진), is a city in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. ...

Counties

Hwasong is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Hwadae is a county in southern North Hamgyong province, North Korea, with an area of about 460 km² and a population of approximately 70,000. ... Kilchu, also variously romanized as Gilju or Kilju, is a county in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Musan is a city in central North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Myongchon or Myŏngchŏn is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Onsŏng is a county (kun) in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea, near the border with China. ... Orang may refer to: An orangutan Orang (North Korea), a county in North Hamgyong province Orang National Park, in Assam, India. ... Puryong is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Saebyol is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Undok is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ... Yonsa is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
North Hamgyong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
North Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-pukto) is a province of North Korea.
The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Hamgyŏng Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea.
The province is bordered by China on the north, South Hamgyong on the southwest, and Ryanggang on the west.
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The Sea of Japan, known as the East Sea in South Korea, the East Sea of Korea in North Korea, and the Japan Sea in China, is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bound by the Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu and Sakhalin island to the...
North Hwanghae (Hwanghae-pukto) is a province of North Korea.
North Pyŏngan (Pyŏngan-pukto) is a province of North Korea.
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