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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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Large solid-fuel rocket engines for North Korea's ballistic missile program are most likely being produced at a factory complex in Hamhung, monitoring group 38 North said last year.
For instance, Pyongsong Market in South Pyongan specializes in electrical appliances and light industrial goods, while Rason and Chongjin specialize in seafood, Hyesan and Musan in medicinal herbs and metals, and Hamhung also in metals (Lim 2009).
Even in South Korea, there are restaurant chains that originated in the North Korean cities of Pyongyang and Hamhung. While arguably a superficial reminder of shared cultural identity, the restaurants at the DMZ Cultural Center will produce positive encounters, increased interactions, and memories.
According to unconfirmed reports, drug use is common in the northern areas of North Korea bordering China, particularly in the industrial cities of Hamhung and Sunchon.
Defector Kim Heung Kwang said he trained student hackers at a university in the industrial North Korean city of Hamhung for two decades before defecting in 2003.
Written by "a naturalized US citizen originally from Hamhung in northern Korea," The Martyred "significantly rescripts the historical record when it comes to the savagery of rollback operations in the North" and "propagates a fiction that sidesteps questions of US and South Korean accountability, if not war criminality, vis-a-vis North Korea" (152, 156-57).
The delegation is also scheduled to visit other burial sites in the east during their trip through next Tuesday, including Bupyong and Hamhung.
The others were located at Sinuiju (K-30), Hamhung (K-28), Chonjin (K-34), and Hoeiyong (K-35).
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. In his autobiography, Moon said he urged Kim to give up his nuclear ambitions, and said Kim responded by saying that his atomic program was for peaceful purposes and he had no intention to use it to "kill my own people."
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.
Oddly, Hungnam and its associated efforts never worked their way into the American mythological consciousness--although, justifiably, the 1st Marine Division's epic fighting withdrawal from Chosen to Hamhung did.