Chŏngju (Korean pronunciation: [tsʌŋ.dzu]; also Jŏngju) is a si, or city, in southern North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. Prior to 1994, it was designated as a kun or county. The terrain is mostly level, but mountainous in the north. To the south lies the Chŏngju Plain, where the hills do not rise above 200 metres (660 ft). Chŏngju also includes approximately 10 islands in the Yellow Sea.
|• Revised Romanization||Jeongju-si|
Map of North Pyongan showing the location of Chŏngju
|Administrative divisions||14 tong, 18 ri|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Some 40 percent of Chŏngju is covered by coniferous forestland.
Local agriculture is dominated by orcharding and rice farming; the chestnuts of this region are especially famous.
In February 2011, the city and others in North P'yŏngan had rare protests, of a few score of people, calling for adequate provision of rice and power. At the time, news of the Arab Spring was spreading via Chinese TV channels and phone calls with defectors.
- Can the 'Jasmine Revolution' Spread to N.Korea?, Chosun Ilbo, 23 February 2011
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