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Hamhung

(häm`ho͝ong`), Jap. Kanko, city (1993 pop. 709,730), capital of South Hamgyong prov., E central North Korea. It is a leading port for Korean foreign trade as well as a major industrial center. Textiles, metalware, machinery, and chemicals are produced, oil is refined, and food is processed. Coal mines are nearby. The founder of the Choson (Yi) dynasty, the last imperial line of Korea, was born in Hamhung.

Hamhung

 

(also Kanko), a city in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. Capital of Hamgyong-namdo Province. Population, more than 200,000. Hamhung, which includes the port of Hungnam, is administered by the central government and has the rights of a province. Its chemical industry, which is the country’s largest, manufactures such products as plastics and synthetic resins. The city’s heavy machine-building industry produces equipment for the metallurgical, mining, power-engineering, and chemical industries. Nonferrous metallurgy is represented by aluminum smelting. Hamhung’s textile industry produces silk and wool. The city also produces electrical equipment, agricultural machinery, footwear, food and condiments, tobacco products, and building materials. Hydroelectric systems are located near Hamhung on the Changjin and Pujon rivers.

Hamhung

, Hamheung
an industrial city in central North Korea: commercial and governmental centre of NE Korea during the Yi dynasty (1392--1910). Pop.: 753 000 (2005 est.)
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In the FEAF airfield designation system, Onjong-ni was K-22, Wonsan was K-25, Yonpo was K-27, and Hamhung was K-28.
Although Hamhung, its inland satellite, is an important road and railway center, Hungnam is the larger of the two, with a population in 1950 a third again that of Wonsan.
In June 2009, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il visited the Hamhung Semiconductor Materials Factory and the Hamhung Branch of the State Academy of Sciences, where he stressed the need to boost production capacity and the need to accelerate technical updating of the factory to increase the production of rare earth metals.
The US forces were finally forced to retreat, first to Hamhung and then to the sea, but it was an exemplary and dignified retreat and is rightly remembered as one of the few really outstanding American military performances during that winter.
The armaments factory worker, identified only as Chong, was executed in late January in the eastern coastal city of Hamhung, it was revealed yesterday.
Smith, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division in Korea, 1950, regarding his order for Marines to move southeast to the Hamhung area from the Hagaru perimeter; however, MajGen Smith claimed he did not say it quite that way).
They would need two years just to decide on the best of six sites on offer (most likely, Hamhung on the "Sea of Japan").
Separately, South Korea's Yonhap news agency, quoting an official at Seoul's presidential office, said the North fired a short-range ground-to-ship missile into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, from the east coast city of Hamhung at around 9pm (12:00 GMT) on Tuesday.
North Korea test-fired three short-range missiles including one at night, from the east coast city of Hamhung, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
North Korea test-fired three short-range missiles Tuesday, including one at night, from the east coast city of Hamhung, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The North launched one ground-to-air and one ground-to-ship missile into the sea off its east coast near the city of Hamhung, it quoted a South Korean government source as saying.