Discover Aoji-ri in North Korea
Aoji-ri in the region of Hamgyŏng-bukto with its 34,248 habitants is a town located in North Korea - some 342 mi or ( 550 km ) North-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .
Local time in Aoji-ri is now 06:25 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Wonsan, Hamhung, Vladivostok, Wangqing, and Longjing. When in this area, you might want to check out Wonsan . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Aoji-ri ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
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.
Located at 42.37 130.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
North Korea–Russia border
Russia and North Korea share a 17 km border along the Tumen River. The border was created in 1860, when Russia took land from China in an unequal treaty. The border area was regarded as peripheral within Russia in much of its history, only to regain some importance during the Korean War, as a transport route of weapons and aid from the Soviet Union to North Korea. According to a Wikileaks cable from 2009, the border appears to be lightly militarized.
Located at 42.45 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
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.
Located at 42.35 130.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Lake Khasan or Lake Hassan is a small lake in Khasansky District, Primorsky Krai of Russia, on the border with North Korea and China, 130 km southwest of Vladivostok. It has a surface area of 2.23 km. The Tanbogatyi River flows from the lake. The lake, described as "the tight corner where the territories of Korea, Manchuria, and Russia meet", was the site of the Battle of Lake Khasan in summer 1938.
Located at 42.45 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
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".
Located at 42.34 130.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
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