|• Chosŏn'gŭl||순 천 시|
|• Hancha||順 川 市|
|• Revised Romanization||Suncheon-si|
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Sunchon
|Administrative divisions||21 tong, 11 ri|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Sunch'ŏn (Korean pronunciation: [sun.tsʰʌn] ) is a city in South Pyongan province, North Korea. It has a population of 297,317, and is home to various manufacturing plants.
Sunch'ŏn-si is divided into 21 tong (neighbourhoods) and 11 ri (villages):
Sunch'ŏn Station is on the P'yŏngra and Manp'o lines of the Korean State Railway.
In December 1951, the Korean War aerial Battle of Sunch'ŏn was fought near Sunch'ŏn between the Royal Australian Air Force and two North Korean allies – China and the Soviet Union.
Nampo, also spelled Namp'o, is a city and seaport in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth. Formerly known as Chinnamp'o, it was a provincial-level "Directly Governed City" ("Chikhalsi") from 1980 to 2004, and was designated a "Special City" in 2010, and made a part of South P'yŏngan. Namp'o is approximately 50 km southwest of P'yŏngyang, at the mouth of the Taedong River.
Ryongch'ŏn County is a kun (county) in North P'yǒngan province, North Korea, at the mouth of the Yalu River. The county seat is Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the border with China. The area has a reported population of 27,000 and is a centre of chemical and metalworking production.
Kim Chaek University of Technology is a university in North Korea, on the banks of the Taedong River in Pyongyang. It is named after General Kim Chaek.
The Battle of Sunchon was an air battle fought near the city of Sunchon, North Korea on 1 December 1951, during the Korean War. Up to 14 Gloster Meteor jets of the RAAF's No. 77 Squadron were attacked by at least 20 MiG-15s of the Soviet Union's 176th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. The MiGs carried Chinese air force markings, as the USSR was not officially a combatant in the Korean War. Its experience in the battle led to No. 77 Squadron's being redeployed to ground attack duties.
The Ch'ŏngch'ŏn is a river of North Korea having its source in the Rangrim Mountains of Chagang Province and emptying into the Yellow Sea at Sinanju. The river flows past Myohyang-san and through the city of Anju, South P'yŏngan Province. Its total length is 217 km (135 mi), and it drains a basin of 9,553 km2.
Sŏnch'ŏn County is a kun, or county, on the coast of the Yellow Sea in west-central North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. To the north it borders Ch'ŏnma, to the east Kusŏng and Kwaksan, and to the west Tongrim; to the south, it borders nothing but the sea. Sŏnch'ŏn was reorganized in 1952, with two myŏn, or townships, being split off to form the new county of Tongrim.
T'aechŏn County is a kun, or county, in central North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. It borders Taegwan and Tongch'ang to the north, Unsan and Nyŏngbyŏn to the east, Pakch'ŏn and Unjŏn to the south, and Kusŏng to the west.
P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk is one of the 19 guyŏk of P'yŏngyang, North Korea. It is bordered by the Taedong River in the south and the Potong River in the north and west, and to the east by Chung-guyŏk, from which it is separated by the yard area of P'yŏngyang railway station. It was established as a guyŏk in October 1960 by the P'yŏngyang City People's Committee through a mandate of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Sukch'ŏn Station is a railway station in Sukch'ŏn-ŭp, Sukch'ŏn County, South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is on located on the P'yŏngŭi Line of the Korean State Railway.
Sŏnch'ŏn Station is a railway station in Sŏnch'ŏn-ŭp, Sŏnch'ŏn County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is on located on the P'yŏngŭi Line of the Korean State Railway.
Ryongch'ŏn Station is a railway station in Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp, Ryongch'ŏn County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the P'yŏngŭi and Tasado lines of the Korean State Railway.
Sinch'ŏn County is a county in South Hwanghae province, North Korea.
Sunch'ŏn Station is a railway station in Sunch'ŏn municipal city, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea on the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the Manp'o Line.
The Manp'o Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the North Korean State Railway running from Sunch'ŏn on the P'yŏngra Line to Manp'o on the Pukpu Line. The line continues on from Manp'o to Ji'an, China.
The P'yŏngra Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway in North Korea, running from P'yŏngyang to Rajin, where it connects with the Hambuk Line. It is North Korea's main northeast-southwest rail line.
Taegŏn Station is a railway station in Chŭngsan-dong, Sunch'ŏn city, South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea, on the Taegŏn Line of the Korean State Railway, where it connects with the Ŭnsan Line to Ŭnsan on the Pyongra Line. It is also the starting point of the Chiktong Colliery Line to the colliery at Chiktong T'an'gwang and of the Mohak Line to Mohak.
Sillyŏnp'o Station is a railway station in Sil-li, Sunch'ŏn city, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea, on the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway. It is also the starting point of the Taegŏn Line to Oedong via Taegŏn, where it connects to the Ŭnsan Line.
Chiktong T'an'gwang Station is a railway station in Chik-tong, Sunch'ŏn city, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea. It is the terminus of the Chiktong Colliery Line of the Korean State Railway.
Kaech'ŏn Station is a railway station in Kaech'ŏn municipal city, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea, on the Manp'o Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the Kaech'ŏn Line to Sinanju, of the Choyang Colliery Line to Choyang Colliery and the Chunhyŏk Line to Chunhyŏngri.
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|
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