|• Chosŏn'gŭl||구 성 시|
|• Hancha||龜 城 市|
|• McCune-Reischauer||Kusŏng si|
|• Revised Romanization||Guseong-si|
Map of North Pyongan showing the location of Kusong
|Province||North Pyongan Province|
|Administrative divisions||24 tong, 18 ri|
|• Total||666.8 km2 (257.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Kusŏng (Korean pronunciation: [ku.sʌŋ] ) is a city in central North Pyongan province, North Korea. It borders Taegwan to the north, Taechon to the east, Kwaksan and Chongju to the south, and Chonma to the west. The highest point is Chongryongsan (청룡산, 920 m). The year-round average temperature is 8.2 °C, with a January average of -9.6 °C and an August average of 23.3 °C. 1300 millimeters of rain fall in a typical year. 22% of the county's area is cultivated; 64% is forested.
Educational institutions located in Kusong include Kusong Mechanical College and Kusong Industrial College. Historical relics include the Koryo-dynasty Kuju Castle.
Kusong is also home to much of North Korea's military industry, with both munitions factories and uranium mines in the area.The No.112, also known as the January 12th Factory was the site of the first successful Hwasong-12 launch, with a memorial dedicated to the successful launch nearby.
The Panghyon airfield is also located by Kusong,which is a site of missile test launches, including the first successful ICBM test launch by the DPRK.
Kusong is home to the Machine Plant managed by Ho Chol Yong, a large factory that produces tracked vehicles and tanks. This factory saw multiple extensions to it in 2016 and 2020. The factories' expansion is reflected on the increasing use of tracked transporter erector launchers.
|Climate data for Kusong (1981–2010)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−1.5|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−7.5|
|Average low °C (°F)||−12.7|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||11.3|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||3.4||3.7||4.8||6.8||8.9||10.1||14.7||10.9||6.8||6.5||6.9||5.2||88.7|
|Average snowy days||4.7||3.9||3.1||0.5||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.1||2.0||4.7||19.0|
|Average relative humidity (%)||64.6||61.5||62.0||63.9||68.8||75.3||83.8||81.5||74.6||69.8||68.3||66.2||70.0|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration|
The city is divided into 25 neighborhoods (dong) and 18 villages (ri).
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Largest cities or towns in North Korea
|Rank||Name||Administrative division||Pop.||Rank||Name||Administrative division||Pop.|
|1||Pyongyang||Pyongyang Capital City||3,255,288||11||Sunchon||South Pyongan||297,317|| |
|2||Hamhung||South Hamgyong||768,551||12||Pyongsong||South Pyongan||284,386|
|3||Chongjin||North Hamgyong||667,929||13||Haeju||South Hwanghae||273,300|
|4||Nampo||South Pyongan Province||366,815||14||Kanggye||Chagang||251,971|
|6||Sinuiju||North Pyongan||359,341||16||Tokchon||South Pyongan||237,133|
|7||Tanchon||South Hamgyong||345,875||17||Kimchaek||North Hamgyong||207,299|
|8||Kaechon||South Pyongan||319,554||18||Rason||Rason Special Economic Zone||196,954|
|9||Kaesong||North Hwanghae||308,440||19||Kusong||North Pyongan||196,515|