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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul단천시
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanisationDancheon-si
 • McCune–ReischauerTanch'ŏn si
KintraNorth Korea
Admeenistrative diveesions6 dong, 9 workers' districts, 38 ri
 • Total2170 km2 (840 sq mi)
 • Total360,000
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)

Tanchon or Tanch'ŏn is a ceety in northeastren Hamgyongnam-do, North Korea. It haes a population o approximately 360,000. Tanchon borders the Sea o Japan (East Sea o Korea), intae which the Namdae River flows.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are extensive mineral resources in the aurie, includin cobalt, magnesite, an iron ore. The ceety is kent for its chemical production, textiles, metal ware, machinery, smeltin.


The Ceety o Tanchon is featured in the PC game Tradewinds

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tanchon is situatit on the Pyongra Line railwey. In 2012 the ceety's port wis renovatit an upgradit.[1]

Wildlife[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population o Cheenese gorals in Tanchon haes been designatit North Korean natural monument #293.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ""Tanchon Port reconstruction completed", NK Economy Watch". Archived frae the original on 29 Mey 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. "단천산양". Cultural Heritage Administration guide to North Korean natural monuments. Archived frae the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2006.

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Coordinates: 40°27′29″N 128°54′40″E / 40.458°N 128.911°E / 40.458; 128.911