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Chongjin

TitleCh'ŏngjin City
Contextnorth
ImgChongjin-center-2.jpg
ImgcaptionKim Il Sung statue in Chongjin
Hangul청진시
Hanja淸津市
RrCheongjin-si
MrCh'ŏngjin-si
Pop327000
Popyear2006 (est.)
GovCapital of North Hamgyŏng; former Directly Governed City*
Divs7 wards ("Kuyŏk")
RegionKwanbuk
DialectHamgyŏng
Text*Administered as a Directly Governed City from 1960-1967 and 1977-1985.

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Ch'ŏngjin (청진시, Ch'ŏngjin-si; -kotɕʰɔŋdʑin-ɕi) is the capital of North Korea's North Hamgyŏng Province and the country's third largest city. From 1960 to 1967 and again from 1977 to 1985, Ch'ŏngjin was administered separately from North Hamgyŏng as a Directly Governed City (Chikhalsi). Prior to 1960, from 1967 to 1977, and since 1985, the city has been part of the North Hamgyŏng Province.


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