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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.

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
Manpo is located in North Korea
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



Manp'o was incorporated as a city in 1961.


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.

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


Lumber processing and transportation are well developed.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

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