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Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerNamp'o-t'ŭkpyŏlsi
 • Revised RomanizationNampo-teukbyeolsi
Kintra North Korea
 • Total829 km2 (320 sq mi)
 • Total366,815 [1]
 • Dialect

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 mooth o the Taedong River. It wis oreeginally a sma fishin veelage, but opened as a port o foreign tred 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.

Thay 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 centre 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 destrict (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 Archived 2010-03-31 at the Wayback Machine (Population 2008, published in 2009)
  2. "남포직할시". 한국민족대백과사전. Retrieved 11 November 2006. Kim, Nam-yong (金南龍). "남포직할시". Korean Britannica. Archived frae the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2006.