Munchon

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Munch'ŏn

문천시
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune-Reischauer Munch'ŏn si
   Revised Romanization Muncheon-si
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Map of Kangwon showing the location of Munch'ŏn
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Munch'ŏn
Location within North Korea
Coordinates: 39°15′32″N127°21′22″E / 39.259°N 127.356°E / 39.259; 127.356 Coordinates: 39°15′32″N127°21′22″E / 39.259°N 127.356°E / 39.259; 127.356
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon Province
Administrative divisions 16 tong, 14 ri
Population
 (2008)
  Total122,934
Time zone UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)
Climate Dwa

Munch'ŏn (Korean pronunciation:  [mun.tsʰʌn] ) is a North Korean city located in Kangwŏn Province. It lies on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) and borders Wonsan.

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Geography

Munch'ŏn sits on Yŏnghŭng Bay, a bay of the Sea of Japan, on lowland seacoast terrain. The Masingryŏng Mountain Range is to the southwest. The Sokko Mountain Range and Ch'ŏllyŏng Mountain Range are also located here, and Kulttuk Peak is the highest mountain in the region. The main river is the Namch'ŏn River.

Climate

Munch'ŏn has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).

Climate data for Munch'ŏn
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)1.3
(34.3)
2.4
(36.3)
7.6
(45.7)
15.9
(60.6)
20.9
(69.6)
24.3
(75.7)
27.2
(81.0)
27.9
(82.2)
24.0
(75.2)
18.9
(66.0)
10.4
(50.7)
3.1
(37.6)
15.3
(59.6)
Daily mean °C (°F)−3.9
(25.0)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.8
(37.0)
10.1
(50.2)
15.3
(59.5)
19.6
(67.3)
23.3
(73.9)
23.8
(74.8)
19.0
(66.2)
13.2
(55.8)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.4
(50.8)
Average low °C (°F)−9.0
(15.8)
−7.2
(19.0)
−1.9
(28.6)
4.4
(39.9)
9.8
(49.6)
15.0
(59.0)
19.4
(66.9)
19.8
(67.6)
14.1
(57.4)
7.5
(45.5)
0.9
(33.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
5.6
(42.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches)27
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
48
(1.9)
64
(2.5)
75
(3.0)
125
(4.9)
348
(13.7)
365
(14.4)
235
(9.3)
57
(2.2)
54
(2.1)
24
(0.9)
1,450
(57.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org [1]

Administrative divisions

Munch'ŏn is divided into 16 tong and 14 ri :

  • Changbaek-tong
  • Haean-dong
  • Haebangsan-dong
  • Hwangsŏk-tong
  • Kangch'ŏl-dong
  • Kap'yŏng-dong
  • Koam-dong
  • Kwanp'ung-dong
  • Munch'ŏn-dong
  • Munp'yŏng-dong
  • Okp'yŏng-dong
  • Pukhaeng-dong
  • Sam'o-dong
  • Sinan-dong
  • Sŏngmun-dong
  • Ŭnjŏng-dong
  • Kaŭl-li
  • Kyosŏng-ri
  • Namch'ang-ri
  • Pubang-ri
  • Ryongjŏl-li
  • Ryongt'al-li
  • Samdong-ri
  • Samhwa-ri
  • Sam'il-li
  • Sinsong-ri
  • Sŏkchŏl-li
  • Songjung-ri
  • Tapch'ol-li
  • Tŏkhŭng-ri

Economy

Agriculture and fishery

Fishery, fruit, and livestock are the main industries of the region. Grain is the main agricultural product.

Mining

Munch'ŏn has reserves of zinc, gold, silver, limestone, dolomite, granite and clay. Anthracite is also produced.

Transportation

Munch'ŏn-si is served by the Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway, with stations at Koam-dong, Okp'yŏng-dong and Munch'ŏn-dong.

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References

  1. "Climate: Munch'ŏn". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved July 27, 2018.

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