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Nonggyong-dong Destination Guide

Discover Nonggyong-dong in North Korea

Nonggyong-dong in the region of Hamgyŏng-bukto is a town located in North Korea - some 340 mi or ( 547 km ) North-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Nonggyong-dong

Local time in Nonggyong-dong is now 07:49 PM (Sunday) . 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 Nonggyong-dong ? 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 42.37 130.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Economy of North Korea, Special Economic Zones

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.

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Located at 42.35 130.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Counties of North Korea, Mining in North Korea, Rason, Uranium mines

Rason

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".

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Located at 42.34 130.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Cities in North Hamgyong, Directly Governed Cities and Special Administrative Regions of North Korea, Port cities and towns in North Korea, Rason