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Chosŏn'gŭl 단천시
McCune–Reischauer Tanch'ŏn si
Revised Romanization Dancheon-si
Aurie 2,170 km2 (837.8 sq mi)
Population 360,000
Population densitie 165.9/km2 (429.7/sq mi)
Admeenistrative diveesions 6 dong, 9 workers' districts, 38 ri

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.
  2. "단천산양". Cultural Heritage Administration guide to North Korean natural monuments. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 

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