Songrim (Korean pronunciation: [soŋ.ɾim]) is a city on the Taedong River in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It had a population of 128,831 in 2008.

Songrim

송림시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerSongrim-si
 • Revised RomanizationSongrim-si
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Songrim
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Songrim
Songrim is located in North Korea
Songrim
Songrim
Location within North Korea
Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceNorth Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions19 tong, 6 ri
Population
 (2008)
 • Total128,831
 • Dialect
Hwanghae
Time zoneUTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)

Administrative divisionsEdit

Songrim is divided into 19 tong (neighbourhoods) and 6 ri (villages):

  • Chŏn-dong
  • Ch'ŏlsan-dong
  • Kkotp'in-dong
  • Negil-dong
  • Oryu-dong
  • Saemaŭl-dong
  • Saesallim 1-dong
  • Saesallim 2-dong
  • Saesallim 3-dong
  • Saesallim 4-dong
  • Samga-dong
  • Sap'o 1-dong
  • Sap'o 2-dong
  • Sinhŭng-dong
  • Sŏkt'ap-tong
  • Songsan-dong
  • Tongsong-dong
  • Un'gok-tong
  • Wŏlbong-dong
  • Masal-li
  • Sillyang-ri
  • Sinsŏng-ri
  • Sŏkt'al-li
  • Sŏsong-ri
  • Tangsal-li

HistoryEdit

 
Mitsubishi iron works during the colonial period

The city was originally named Solme. Iron works began to be developed during the Japanese colonial period of Korea. Before Korean independence Songrim was known as Kyŏmip'o (Korean겸이포; Hanja).

It was bombed during the Korean War, later it was rebuilt.

ClimateEdit

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

Climate data for Songrim
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.7
(35.1)
7.6
(45.7)
15.7
(60.3)
21.6
(70.9)
25.9
(78.6)
28.2
(82.8)
28.4
(83.1)
24.4
(75.9)
18.3
(64.9)
9.6
(49.3)
1.4
(34.5)
15.2
(59.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.7
(36.9)
9.9
(49.8)
15.9
(60.6)
20.7
(69.3)
24.2
(75.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
12.5
(54.5)
4.6
(40.3)
−3.0
(26.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.2
(39.6)
10.3
(50.5)
15.6
(60.1)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68.0)
14.6
(58.3)
6.7
(44.1)
−0.4
(31.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
5.3
(41.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
25
(1.0)
37
(1.5)
79
(3.1)
101
(4.0)
292
(11.5)
190
(7.5)
102
(4.0)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.5)
17
(0.7)
947
(37.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Songrim". Retrieved July 28, 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