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|• Chosŏn'gŭl||문 천 시|
|• Hancha||文 川 市|
|• McCune-Reischauer||Munch'ŏn si|
|• Revised Romanization||Muncheon-si|
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Munch'ŏn
|Administrative divisions||16 tong, 14 ri|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
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.
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.
Munch'ŏn has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).
|Climate data for Munch'ŏn|
|Average high °C (°F)||1.3|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−3.9|
|Average low °C (°F)||−9.0|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||27|
Munch'ŏn is divided into 16 tong and 14 ri :
Fishery, fruit, and livestock are the main industries of the region. Grain is the main agricultural product.
Munch'ŏn has reserves of zinc, gold, silver, limestone, dolomite, granite and clay. Anthracite is also produced.
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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