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Wonsan

(wŭn`sän), Jap. Gensan, city (1993 pop. 300,148), capital of Kangwon prov., SE North Korea, on the Sea of Japan (or East Sea). It is a major port and naval base, with a natural harbor protected by a line of islands. The city has important fish and fish-processing industries. Oil refining, rice processing, and the manufacture of locomotives, textiles, ships, chemicals, and leather goods are also important. Opened to foreign trade in 1883, Wonsan became a Japanese naval base in World War II. It suffered heavy damage during the Korean War.

Wonsan

 

(also Genzan), a city in the Korean Democratic People’s Republic. Administrative center of Kangwon Do Province. Population, 122,000(1955).

Wonsan is a major seaport and fishing base on the eastern shore of Korea, located in a convenient natural harbor in the Yonhungman Bay (part of the East Korea Bay of the Sea of Japan). There is machine building in the city (a shipyard and a railroad-car plant), as well as chemical, textile, and food-processing industries (including a fish cannery). Near Wonsan is the large Munchon Plant, which turns out nonferrous metals. Also located in the city are a number of higher educational institutions and scientific research institutes.

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The ministry said it learned of the boat's departure from Wonsan on Saturday through various channels that it refused to disclose.
She was especially disrespectful to James Frederick Oiesen, who served both as the commissioner of the Korean customs and British consul at Wonsan.
In a (https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/northkorea-tourism-wonsan/) report on Reuters in 2017 , it was said that the Wonsan Zone Development Corporation produced around 30 brochures in 2015 and 2016 which detailed North Korea's development plans for Wonsan, while also advertising about around $1.5 million worth potential ventures to potential investors in 2017.
Michael Palin In North Korea C5, 9pm Michael leaves Pyongyang and travels to Wonsan, where a massive tourist resort is being constructed on the beach.
North Korea reported heavy rain in its east coast city of Wonsan and in neighboring Munchon, which were lashed by 33.8 centimeters (13 inches) and 62.5 centimeters (24.5 inches) of rain respectively.
Choi said that the two Koreas have tentatively agreed to hold the fifth Ari Sports Cup U15 football games in Chuncheon, 85km east of Seoul, in October, and next year's sixth tournament in the North's Wonsan.
A soldier US The White House confirmed that a US Air Force C-17 aircraft containing remains of fallen service members had departed Wonsan, North Korea, on its way to Osan Air Base, outside Seoul.
military transport plane was set to fly to an airfield in North Korea's northeastern city of Wonsan to pick up the U.S.
This week, South Korean officials travelled to Wonsan to inspect the Masik Pass ski resort and nearby Kalma airport.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the 'unidentified ballistic missile, was fired from the coastal city of Wonsan.
A ballistic missile launched early Monday by the North flew 450 kilometres from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan and landed in the Sea of Japan, according to South Korean and US authorities.