Kanggye

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Kanggye

 

a city in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Korea, on the Tongno River. Administrative center of the province of Chagang. Population, 130, 000 (1962). The city is a transportation junction. Its industries include sawmilling, woodworking, and machine building. There are deposits of graphite, coal, copper, and other minerals in the vicinity. A hydroelectric power plant is located in Kanggye.

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Having left Mangyeongdae, Kim Il-sung's home village according to North Korea's historiography, they passed Gaechon, Gujang, Hyangsan, Huicheon, and Ganggye, "along the historic road covered by the President with the lofty aim to save the destiny of the country and nation in the dark days when Korea was under the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule" (Rodong Sinmun 2015b).