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Wonsan

Wonsan
Administration
Full nameWŏnsan
Official nameWŏnsan City
Native name원산
Native name langKorean
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceKangwŏn
RegionKwandong
Settledc. 1800
Geography
Total Area104 sq mi (269.4 km2)
Demography
Total Population331000 (2000 (Est.))
DialectSeoul

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Wŏnsan is a port city and naval base in southeastern North Korea. It is the capital of Kangwŏn Province. The population of the city is estimated to have been 331,000 in 2000. Notable people from Wŏnsan include Kim Ki Nam, diplomat and Secretary of the Workers' Party.


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