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Najin Destination Guide

Explore Najin in North Korea.

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Najin in the region of Najin Sŏnbong-si with it's 66,224 inhabitants is a town in North Korea - some 326 mi (or 524 km) North-East of Pyongyang, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Najin in North Korea

Current time in Najin is now 09:06 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Pyongyang" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wonsan, Hamhung, Vladivostok, Yangmulinzi, Wangqing or Pusagyon-dong. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Yuhyon-dong, Yongsu-ri, Sinsu-dong, Namgwan-dong, Najin and Wollajin. We also found some pictures.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

-8°C / 17 °F Light snow
Morning Temperature -8°C / 17 °F
Evening Temperature -11°C / 13 °F
Night Temperature -13°C / 8 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 65%
Air Pressure 959 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 64% of sky
General Conditions Light snow

Friday, 24th of February 2017
Light snow, light breeze, few clouds.
Light snow Day: -6°C (21 °F)
Night: -10°C (13 °F)
Saturday, 25th of February 2017
Light snow, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Light snow Day: -5°C (23 °F)
Night: -16°C (3 °F)
Sunday, 26th of February 2017
Clear sky, gentle breeze.
Clear sky Day: -8°C (18 °F)
Night: -14°C (6 °F)


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Interesting facts about this location


Rason is a North Korean city and ice-free port in the Sea of Japan in the North Pacific Ocean on the northeast tip of North Korea. It is in the Kwanbuk region and location of the Rason Special Economic Zone. In South Korean pronunciation, the initial "R" of the name is pronounced as "N," as per standard Korean phonology. In 2000 the name was shortened from "Rajin-Sŏnbong" to "Rason".

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 42.25, 130.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Cities in North Hamgyong, Directly Governed Cities and Special Administrative Regions of North Korea, Port cities and towns in North Korea, Rason

Sonbong County

Sonbong County, formerly called Unggi, is a subdivision of the North Korean city of Rason. It is located at the northeastern extreme of North Korea, bordering Russia and China. It lies on Unggi Bay, an extension of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). A uranium mine is allegedly located there, as is a 200 megawatt oil-fired power plant. The word Sonbong means "Vanguard" in Korean.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 42.25, 130.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Counties of North Korea, Mining in North Korea, Rason, Uranium mines

Rason Special Economic Zone

The Rason Special Economic Zone, earlier called the Rajin-Sonbong Economic Special Zone, was established in the early 1990s by the North Korean government near Rason to promote economic growth through foreign investment. It is similar to the Special Economic Zones set up by the People's Republic of China and elsewhere to pilot market economics in a designated controlled area. Chinese and Russian companies have invested in the economic zone, and the use of foreign currency is permitted.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 42.25, 130.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Economy of North Korea, Special Economic Zones

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