List of cities in North Korea

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The important cities of North Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. Pyongyang, the largest city and capital, is classified as a chikhalsi (capital city), while one city (see the list below) is classified as t'ŭkpyŏlsi (special city). Other cities are classified as si (city) and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties (see Administrative divisions of North Korea).



    direct-administered city 직할시直轄市1
    special city 특별시特別市3
    special-level city 특급시特級市0
City Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha ProvincePopulation
Anju 안주시安州市 South Pyongan 240,1171987-08- 
Chongjin 청진시淸津市 North Hamgyong 667,9291985- - 
Chongju 정주시定州市 North Pyongan 189,7421994- - 
Haeju 해주시海州市 South Hwanghae 273,3001945-09-02
Hamhung 함흥시咸興市 South Hamgyong 768,5511967- - 
Hoeryong 회령시會寧市 North Hamgyong 153,5321991-07-08
Huichon 희천시熙川市 Chagang 168,1801967- - 
Hyesan 혜산시惠山市 Ryanggang 192,6801954-10- 
Kaechon 개천시价川市 South Pyongan 319,5541990-08- 
Kaesong 개성특별시開城特別市none308,4402019-02-28
Kanggye 강계시江界市 Chagang 251,9711949-01- 
Kimchaek 김책시金策市 North Hamgyong 207,2991953- - 
Kusong 구성시龜城市 North Pyongan 196,5151967-10- 
Manpo 만포시滿浦市 Chagang 116,7601961-10- 
Munchon 문천시文川市 Kangwon 122,9341991-05- 
Nampo 남포특별시南浦特別市none366,3412011-02-15
Pyongsong 평성시平城市 South Pyongan 284,3861969- - 
Pyongyang 평양직할시平壤直轄市none3,255,2881946-09- 
Rason 라선특별시羅先特別市none196,9542010-01-05
Sariwon 사리원시沙里院市 North Hwanghae 307,7641947- - 
Samjiyon 삼지연시三池淵市 Ryanggang 31,4712019-12-10
Sinpo 신포시新浦市 South Hamgyong 152,7591960- - 
Sinuiju 신의주시新義州市 North Pyongan 359,3411947- - 
Songrim 송림시松林市 North Hwanghae 128,8311947- - 
Sunchon 순천시順川市 South Pyongan 297,3171983-10- 
Tokchon 덕천시德川市 South Pyongan 237,1331986-06- 
Tanchon 단천시端川市 South Hamgyong 345,8761983- - 
Wonsan 원산시元山市 Kangwon 363,1271946-09- 

(Note: foundation dates are the dates the cities were legally founded as their current status by the North Korean government. They all existed as prior settlements before these dates.)

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