Kusŏng (Korean pronunciation: [ku.sʌŋ]) is a city in central North Pyongan province, North Korea. It borders Taegwan to the north, Taechon to the east, Kwaksan and Chongju to the south, and Chonma to the west. The highest point is Chongryongsan (청룡산, 920 m). The year-round average temperature is 8.2 °C, with a January average of -9.6 °C and an August average of 23.3 °C. 1300 millimeters of rain fall in a typical year. 22% of the county's area is cultivated; 64% is forested.
|• McCune-Reischauer||Kusŏng si|
|• Revised Romanization||Guseong-si|
Map of North Pyongan showing the location of Kusong
|Province||North Pyongan Province|
|Administrative divisions||24 tong, 18 ri|
|• Total||666.8 km2 (257.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Kusong is also home to much of North Korea's military industry, with both munitions factories and uranium mines in the area. The Panghyon airfield is also located by Kusong, which is a site of missile test launches, including the first successful ICBM test launch by N.K.
The city is divided into 25 neighborhoods (dong) and 18 villages (ri).
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- Pike, John. "Kusong - North Korean Special Weapons Facilities". www.globalsecurity.org.
- Choe, Sang-hun (July 4, 2017). "North Korea Claims Success in Long-Range Missile Test". The New York Times. USA. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- International Information Research Institute (국제정보연구소) (1999). "구성시". 北韓情報總覽 2000 [Bukhan jeongbo chong-ram 2000]. Seoul: Author. pp. 835–836.
- (in Korean) In Korean language online encyclopedias:
- City profile of Kusong
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