Tokchon

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Tokchon Ceety
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 덕천시
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanisation Deokcheon-si
 • McCune–Reischauer Tŏkch'ŏn si
Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 126°18′43″E / 39.761°N 126.312°E / 39.761; 126.312Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 126°18′43″E / 39.761°N 126.312°E / 39.761; 126.312
Kintra North Korea
Region Kwansŏ
Admeenistrative diveesions 1 ŭp, 4 wirkers' destricts, 13 ri
Govrenment
 • Teep Pyongannam-do
Population (2009)
 • Tot 237,133
Dialect P'yŏngan

Tokchon is a ceety in northren Pyongannam-do, North Korea. It is bordered bi Yongwon an Maengsan tae the east, Kujang tae the north, Kaechon tae the wast an Pukchang tae the sooth. It is hame tae the Sungri Motor Plant, established in 1950, an various ither sma factories.

The Sungri Motor Plant (an associatit wirkshops) hae been ane o the few domestic sources o baith law-cost replicas o foreign passenger caurs an militar-service larries in North Korea; developit through the massive militarisation campaigns o Kim-Il Sung in the 1970s an 80s.

Housomeivver, the total depletion o foreign credit bi the end o the 1980s caused the manufacturin industrie tae rapidly implode; the supply o steel for metalwirkin at Sungri slowed tae a trickle, an even when available, the production lines suffered frae regular pouer ootages. The severe faimin in the kintraside haed caused a mass exodus o starvin peasants tae the ceeties an aw, further strainin fuid supplees an wirker productivity. 20,000 caurs an larries wur made in Tokchon in 1980, bi 1996 the nummer wis juist 150, aw o which wur Airmy trucks, some later modifee'd as rocket airtillery launchers.[1]

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