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Manpho (Korean pronunciation: [man.pʰo]) is a city of northwestern Chagang Province, North Korea. As of 2008, it had an estimated population of 116,760. It looks across the border to the city of Ji'an, Jilin province, China.

Manpo
만포시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha 滿
 • McCune-Reischauer Manp'o si
 • Revised Romanization Manpo-si
View of Manpo from the Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge
View of Manpo from the Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge
Map of Chagang showing the location of Manpo
Map of Chagang showing the location of Manpo
Manpo is located in North Korea
Manpo
Manpo
Map of North Korea showing the location of Manpo
Coordinates: 41°09′25″N 126°17′24″E / 41.157°N 126.290°E / 41.157; 126.290Coordinates: 41°09′25″N 126°17′24″E / 41.157°N 126.290°E / 41.157; 126.290
Country North Korea
Province Chagang Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 5 labor districts, 15 ri

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HistoryEdit

Manp'o was incorporated as a city in 1961.

GeographyEdit

Along the shores of the Yalu River and the Kŏnp'o River are the small Kosan Plain and the Kŏnha Plain.

The yearly average temperature is 6.5 °C (43.7 °F); the January average temperature, −14.4 °C (6.1 °F); and the July average temperature, 23.6 °C (74.5 °F). The yearly average rainfall is 947.8 millimetres (37.31 in), generous due to the mountainous terrain.

ClimateEdit

Manpo has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).

Climate data for Manpo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.3
(20.7)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.9
(42.6)
15.8
(60.4)
22.6
(72.7)
26.2
(79.2)
28.3
(82.9)
27.8
(82)
22.2
(72)
15.4
(59.7)
4.9
(40.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
13.1
(55.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.9
(8.8)
−8.6
(16.5)
0.2
(32.4)
8.8
(47.8)
15.4
(59.7)
20.1
(68.2)
23.4
(74.1)
22.9
(73.2)
16.2
(61.2)
8.8
(47.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
−9.4
(15.1)
7.1
(44.7)
Average low °C (°F) −19.5
(−3.1)
−15.2
(4.6)
−5.5
(22.1)
1.9
(35.4)
8.3
(46.9)
14.0
(57.2)
18.6
(65.5)
18.0
(64.4)
10.3
(50.5)
2.2
(36)
−5.1
(22.8)
−14.8
(5.4)
1.1
(34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.43)
13
(0.51)
20
(0.79)
51
(2.01)
71
(2.8)
116
(4.57)
236
(9.29)
220
(8.66)
90
(3.54)
44
(1.73)
33
(1.3)
16
(0.63)
921
(36.26)
Source: Climate-Data.org [1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Manp'o is divided into 11 tong and 15 ri:

  • Kang'an-dong
  • Kogae-dong
  • Kunmak-tong
  • Kuo 1-dong
  • Kuo 2-dong
  • Kwanmun-dong
  • Mun'ak-tong
  • Ponghwa-dong
  • Pyŏl'o-dong
  • Saemaŭl-dong
  • Saemmul-dong
  • Segŏm-dong
  • Hambu-ri
  • Kosal-li
  • Kŏnha-ri
  • Kŏnjung-ri
  • Kŏnsang-ri
  • Mit'a-ri
  • Namsang-ri
  • Samgang-ri
  • Sipridong-ri
  • Songhak-ri
  • Tŭnggong-ri
  • Yŏnha-ri
  • Yŏnp'o-ri
  • Yŏnsang-ri

EconomyEdit

Lumber processing and transportation are well developed.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Manpo". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 

Further readingEdit

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

External linksEdit