AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Nampho

TitleNamp'o Special City
Contextnorth
ImgNK-Hafen Nampo.jpg
Hangul남포특별시
Hanja南浦特別市
RrNampo Teukbyeolsi
MrNamp'o T'ŭkpyŏlsi
Hangulshort남포
Hanjashort南浦
RrshortNampo
MrshortNamp'o
Pop455000
GovSpecial City in South P'yŏngan; former Directly Governed City*
RegionKwansŏ
DialectP'yŏngan
Text*Administered as a Directly Governed City from 1980-2004.

     Home | City | Nampho





Namp'o (North Korean official spelling: Nampho; -konampɸo) is a city and seaport in South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It was a provincial-level Directly Governed City (Chikhalsi) from 1980 to 2004, when it was designated a "Special City" (T'ŭkgŭpsi) and made a part of South P'yŏngan. And it was designated a "Special City"(T'ŭkpyŏlsi) in 2010.

Namp'o is situated some 50 kilometres south west of P'yŏngyang, at the mouth of the Taedong River. It was originally a small fishing village, but opened as a port of foreign trade in 1897, and began to develop into a modern port after liberation in 1945. With the rapid increase in state investment, the city's industrial capacity grew.

They include the Namp'o Smelter Complex, the Namp'o Glass Corporation, the Namp'o Shipbuilding Complex, the Namp'o Fishery Complex and other central and local factories. Namp'o is a center for the DPRK shipbuilding industry. North of the city are facilities for freight transportation, aquatic products, and fishery, and a sea salt factory. The apples grown in Namp'o's Ryonggang district (룡강군) are a famous local product.


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Nampho?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Nampho?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260