Korean Isthmus

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Korean Isthmus

 

an area in northern Korea, where the peninsula narrows to 160 km, between Korea Bay and Tongj-oson-man (East Korea Bay). In the western part of the isthmus are low plains; in the central part, the wooded mountain range Puktae-bong, with elevations to 1,833 m; and in the east, the Wonsan Plain.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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