Namp'o

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Namp'o
남포
Municipal Ceety wi special status
남포특별시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Namp'o-t'ŭkpyŏlsi
 • Revised Romanization Nampo-teukbyeolsi
Kintra Banner o North Korea North Korea
Region Haesŏ
Area
 • Total 829 km2 (320 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 366,815 [1]
 • Dialect P'yŏngan

Namp'o (North Korean offeecial spellin: Nampho; Korean pronunciation: [nampɸo]; 남포특별시, 南浦特別市; Namp'o T'ŭkpyŏlsi, Nampo Teukbyeolsi) is a ceety an seaport in Pyongannam-do, North Korea. It wis a provincial-level Directly Governed Ceety (Chikhalsi) frae 1980 tae 2004, when it wis designatit a "Special Ceety" (T'ŭkgŭpsi) an made a pairt o Sooth P'yŏngan.

Namp'o is situatit some 50 kilometres sooth wast o P'yŏngyang, at the mouth o the Taedong River. It wis oreeginally a sma fishin village, but opened as a port o foreign trade in 1897, an began tae develop intae a modren port efter liberation in 1945. Wi the rapid increase in state investment, the ceety's industrial capacity grew.

They include the Namp'o Smelter Complex, the Namp'o Glass Corporation, the Namp'o Shipbuilding Complex, the Namp'o Fishery Complex an ither central an local factories. Namp'o is a center for the DPRK shipbiggin industry. North o the ceety are facilities for freight transportation, aquatic products, an fishery, an a sea salt factory. The apples grown in Namp'o's Ryonggang district (룡강군) are a famous local product.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)
  2. "남포직할시". 한국민족대백과사전. Retrieved 2006-11-11.  Kim, Nam-yong (金南龍). "남포직할시". Korean Britannica. Retrieved 2006-11-11.