Songrim

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Songrim

송림시
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune-Reischauer Songrim-si
   Revised Romanization Songrim-si
DPRK2006 Hwangbuk-Songrim.PNG
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Songrim
Songrim
North Korea adm location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Songrim
Location within North Korea
Coordinates: 38°45′15″N125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645 Coordinates: 38°45′15″N125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 19 tong, 6 ri
Population
 (2008)
  Total128,831
  Dialect
Hwanghae
Time zone UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)

Songrim (Korean pronunciation:  [soŋ.ɾim] ) is a city on the Taedong River in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It had a population of 128,831 in 2008.

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Administrative divisions

Songrim is divided into 19 tong (neighbourhoods) and 6 ri (villages):

History

Mitsubishi iron works during the colonial period Kenjiho Iron works of Mitsubishi.JPG
Mitsubishi iron works during the colonial period

The city was originally named Solme. Iron works began to be developed during the Japanese colonial period of Korea. Before Korean independence Songrim was known as Kyŏmip'o (Korean : 겸이포; Hanja :  ).

It was bombed during the Korean War, later it was rebuilt.

Climate

Songrim has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).

Climate data for Songrim
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−0.5
(31.1)
1.7
(35.1)
7.6
(45.7)
15.7
(60.3)
21.6
(70.9)
25.9
(78.6)
28.2
(82.8)
28.4
(83.1)
24.4
(75.9)
18.3
(64.9)
9.6
(49.3)
1.4
(34.5)
15.2
(59.4)
Daily mean °C (°F)−5.5
(22.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.7
(36.9)
9.9
(49.8)
15.9
(60.6)
20.7
(69.3)
24.2
(75.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
12.5
(54.5)
4.6
(40.3)
−3.0
(26.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F)−10.4
(13.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.2
(39.6)
10.3
(50.5)
15.6
(60.1)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68.0)
14.6
(58.3)
6.7
(44.1)
−0.4
(31.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
5.3
(41.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches)12
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
25
(1.0)
37
(1.5)
79
(3.1)
101
(4.0)
292
(11.5)
190
(7.5)
102
(4.0)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.5)
17
(0.7)
947
(37.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org [1]

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References

  1. "Climate: Songrim" . Retrieved July 28, 2018.

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