|• Chosŏn'gŭl||안 주 시|
|• Hancha||安 州 市|
|• Revised Romanization||Anju-si|
|Administrative divisions||20 tong, 22 ri|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Anju-si (Korean pronunciation: [an.dzu] ) is a city in the South P'yŏngan province of North Korea. Its population was 240,117 in 2008. The Ch'ongch'on River passes through Anju.
|Climate data for Anju, South Pyongan (1991–2020)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−1.1|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−6.5|
|Average low °C (°F)||−11.5|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||7.8|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||2.9||3.2||3.7||5.7||7.5||8.0||12.0||10.0||6.0||5.5||6.4||5.1||76.0|
|Average snowy days||3.9||2.7||1.6||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.1||1.3||4.7||14.4|
|Average relative humidity (%)||70.8||67.7||67.3||66.1||70.8||76.4||82.8||82.0||76.2||72.4||72.4||71.2||73.0|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration|
Anju-si is divided into 20 tong (neighbourhoods) and 22 ri (villages):
Anju lies near large deposits of anthracite coal, and contains one of the largest coal production facilities in the country.The deposits contain more than 130 million metric tons of coal. Namhŭng-dong is the location of the Namhŭng Youth Chemical Complex, one of North Korea's most important chemical combines. Anju also contains at least one hotel open for foreigners, used primarily to accommodate for more travelers during peak holiday times.
Anju-si is served by several stations on the P'yŏngŭi and Kaech'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway.
Anju has a trolleybus system with one line to Sinanju Chongnyon station. It formerly had another line to Namhung Youth Chemical Complex that looped around the entire complex which closed around 2000.
Busan, officially known as Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's second-most populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.4 million inhabitants. Formerly romanized as Pusan, it is the economic, cultural and educational center of southeastern South Korea, with its port being Korea's busiest and the sixth-busiest in the world. The surrounding "Southeast Economic Zone" is South Korea's largest industrial area.
Nampo, also spelled Namp'o, is the second largest city by population and an important seaport in North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth. Formerly known as Chinnamp'o, it was a provincial-level "Directly Governed City" ("Chikhalsi") from 1980 to 2004, and was designated a "Special City" in 2010. Nampo is approximately 50 km southwest of Pyongyang, at the mouth of the Taedong River. Since North Korean independence, the city has developed a wide range of industry and has seen significant recent redevelopment.
Chŏngjin is the capital of North Korea's North Hamgyong Province (함경북도) and the country's third largest city. It is sometimes called the City of Iron.
Sinŭiju ; Sinŭiju-si, known before 1925 in English as Yeng Byen City) is a city in North Korea which faces Dandong, China across the international border of the Yalu River. It is the capital of North P'yŏngan province. Part of the city is included in the Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region, which was established in 2002 to experiment with introducing a market economy. In recent years, the city, despite lagging behind the development in the capital Pyongyang, has seen a small construction boom and increasing tourism from China.
Hamhŭng is North Korea's third-largest city, and the capital of South Hamgyŏng Province. With an estimated population of 768,551, Hamhung is the second-largest city by population in North Korea. Located in the southern part of the South Hamgyong province, Hamhung is the main and most popular metropolitan area in the province. Hamhung has a thriving local economy compared to other metropolitan areas in North Korea, and it is known by North Koreans as a great area of architectural construction that was centrally planned, and built by the government of North Korea.
Gwacheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies close to Seoul in the heart of the Seoul National Capital Area, and also lies just east of Anyang. Seoul Subway Line 4 passes through the city.
Haeju is a city located in South Hwanghae Province near Haeju Bay in North Korea. It is the administrative centre of South Hwanghae Province. As of 2008, the population of the city is estimated to be 273,300. At the beginning of the 20th century, it became a strategic port in Sino-Korean trade. Haeju has chemical-related enterprises and a cement factory.
Kanggye is the provincial capital of Chagang, North Korea and has a population of 251,971. Because of its strategic importance, derived from its topography, it has been of military interest from the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).
Kimch'aek, formerly Sŏngjin, is a city in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. It was an open port in 1899. It has a population of 207,699.
Samjiyŏn is a city in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. It takes its name from three lakes in the city, which are collectively known as the Samjiyŏn. Samjiyŏn is situated near Mount Paektu, and tour groups fly to the city's airport to see the mountain, which holds significance in North Korean mythology.
Sunch'ŏn is a city in South Pyongan province, North Korea. It has a population of 297,317, and is home to various manufacturing plants. The city is on the Taedong River.
Sariwŏn is the capital of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
The P'yŏngŭi Line is an electrified main trunk line of the Korean State Railway of North Korea, running from P'yŏngyang to Sinŭiju on the border with China. It is the main corridor for overland traffic between North Korea and China, and is one of the country's most important rail lines. A bridge over the Yalu River connects Sinŭiju to the Chinese city of Dandong and the Shendan Line of the China Railway to Shenyang and Chinese points beyond.
Sinanju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is a satellite railway station in Sinanju, a town in Yŏkchŏn-dong, Anju-si, South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the P'yŏngŭi and Kaech'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway. It is located near the Ch'ŏngch'ŏn River, which forms the boundary between South P'yŏngan and North P'yŏngan provinces.
Maengjungri station (Korean: 맹중리역) is a railway station in Maengjung-rodongjagu, Pakch'ŏn County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is on located on the P'yŏngŭi Line of the Korean State Railway. It is the starting point of the Namhŭng Line, which leads to the important Namhŭng Youth Chemical Complex in Namhŭng. It is also the junction point between the P'yŏngŭi Line and the Pakch'ŏn Line.
Namhŭng station is a railway station in Namhŭng, Pakch'ŏn County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the terminus of the Namhŭng Line.
The Namhŭng Youth Chemical Complex is a large industrial complex in Namhŭng-dong, Anju-si, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea, and is one of the most important chemical factories in the country, being a major producer of chemical products such as fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, various industrial chemicals. various plastics such as polyethylene sheeting, and various synthetic textiles. It is also believed to produce chemical weapons such as cyanogen chloride and mustard gas.
The Kubongsan Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway in South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea, running from Ch'ŏngch'ŏn'gang on the P'yŏngŭi Line to East Namhŭng.
The Namhŭng Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway in South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea, running from Maengjungri on the P'yŏngŭi Line to Namhŭng.
Ri Mu-yong is a North Korean politician and administrator. He served as Vice Premier and Minister of Chemical Industry in the Cabinet of North Korea.