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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.
Moon began rebuilding his relationship with North Korea in 1991, meeting with the country's founder, Kim Il Sung, in the eastern industrial city of Hamhung.
The construction/reconstruction of two fertilizer production facilities at Hamhung and Nampo has recently been completed, with a total annual capacity of 1,300,000 tons.
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And in the city of Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of 69-year-old Kim's father, the late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off towards Pyongyang.
A nurse at a children s hospital in Hamhung had told her the number of malnourished children being admitted had risen 50 percent since last year.
The Hamhung plant reportedly has the capacity to process 1,500 tons per year of monazite, from which 400 tons of rare earth metals and oxides can be processed.
The ROK soldiers were moving north from Hamhung towards the Chosin Reservoir, a crucial source of hydro-electric power.
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).