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Rasŏn Directly Governed City
Korean name
McCune-Reischauer Rasŏn Chikhalsi (Rajin-Sŏnbong Chikhalsi)
S: Nasŏn Chikhalsi (Najin-Sŏnbong Chikhalsi)
Revised Romanization Raseon Jikhalsi (Rajin-Seonbong Jikhalsi)
S: Naseon Jikhalsi (Najin-Seonbong Jikhalsi)
Hangul 라선 직할시 (라진-선봉 직할시)
Hanja 羅先直轄市
Short name Rasŏn/Nasŏn (Raseon/Naseon; 라선; 羅先)
Statistics
Population 205,000
Area 746 sq km
Government Directly Governed City
Administrative divisions 1 ward (Kuyŏk), 1 county (Kun)
Region Kwanbuk
Dialect Hamgyŏng
Location map
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Rasŏn (formerly Rajin-Sŏnbong) is a Directly Governed City in North Korea, which borders with Jilin province of China and Primorsky Krai of Russia. The region was split from North Hamgyŏng Province in 1993 under the name "Rajin-Sŏnbong;" the name was shortened to "Rasŏn" in 2000. In South Korean pronunciation, the initial "R" of the name is pronounced as "N." Indeed some sources translate the name of the city as Najin. 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. ... Motto None (Unofficial: Broadly benefit humankind also translated as Devotion to the welfare of humanity) Anthem Aegukga (Patriotic Hymn) Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Presidential republic  -  President Roh Moo-hyun  -  Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Establishment  -  Gojoseon October 3, 2333 BCb   -  Liberation declared March 1, 1919... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... Motto None (Unofficial: Broadly benefit humankind also translated as Devotion to the welfare of humanity) Anthem Aegukga (Patriotic Hymn) Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Presidential republic  -  President Roh Moo-hyun  -  Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Establishment  -  Gojoseon October 3, 2333 BCb   -  Liberation declared March 1, 1919... Jamo redirects here. ... Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: Jílín; Wade-Giles: Chi-lin; Postal System Pinyin: Kirin; Manchu: Girin ula), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. ... Administrative center Vladivostok Area - total - % water Ranked 26th - 165,900 km² - negligible Population - Total - Density Ranked 26th - est. ... North Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-pukto) is a province of North Korea. ... 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). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto None (Unofficial: Broadly benefit humankind also translated as Devotion to the welfare of humanity) Anthem Aegukga (Patriotic Hymn) Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Presidential republic  -  President Roh Moo-hyun  -  Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Establishment  -  Gojoseon October 3, 2333 BCb   -  Liberation declared March 1, 1919...


Administrative Divisions

Rasŏn is divided into 1 ward ("Kuyŏk") and 1 county ("Kun"). Look up ward in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ...

  • Rajin-guyŏk (라진구역; 羅津區域)
  • Sŏnbong-gun (선봉군; 先鋒郡)
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Taehung Trade Company
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Hotel in Rason, 2003

Sonbong, sometimes called Unggi, is a subdivision of the North Korean city of Rason. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...

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