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Nampo

(näm`pô), formerly

Chinnampo

(chĭn-näm`pô), city (1993 pop. 731,448), W North Korea, on Korea Bay (or West Korea Bay). It is the port city for Pyongyang and is also a leading metallurgical center. Other industries include shipbuilding, glassmaking, and electrode manufacturing.

Nampo

 

(Chinnampo), a city in the northwestern People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, in Pyongan-namdo Province. Population, more than 100,000 (1965). Railroad station. Situated at the mouth of the Taedong-gang, Nampo serves as the outer harbor for Pyongyang on the Yellow Sea. The city is a center for nonferrous metallurgy; zinc and copper are among the metals smelted. Among Nampo’s other industries are machine building (including shipyards), glass, silk weaving, flour milling, and fishing.


Nampo

 

a group of three mountainous archipelagoes (the Izu, Bonin, and Volcano islands) that extends for about 2,200 km and separates the Philippine Sea from the northwestern Pacific Ocean. In the east they border on the Izu-Bonin and Volcano deep-sea troughs. The islands belong to Japan. The maximum elevation is 969 m (Minami-Iwo Jima Volcano in the Volcano Islands). The islands have been formed by volcanic and partially coral superstructures on an underwater ridge linking the Japanese and Mariana mountain-island arcs. There are many active volcanoes.

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North Korea moving ahead to its policy of boosting renewable energies and minimizing its expense on dependencies imported oil, launching the nation's initial solar-powered bus in Nampo, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Pyongyang.
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Thousands of soldiers and civilians gathered and denounced the United States and South Korea in rallies in Southern Hamgyong Province, Northern Hwanghae Provice and Nampo.
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Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said it will help North Korea eradicate pests in forests near the ancient tombs, located in the vicinity of the cities of Pyongyang and Nampo.
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Other cities--Hamhung, Chongjin, Wonsan, Nampo, Sinjuiju, and Kaesong.
In particular, an ultra-deep underground tunnel was built to connect one of Kim's residences in Pyongyang to [the port city of] Nampo," The Times quoted Hwang, as saying.