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Najin Destination Guide

Explore Najin in North Korea

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

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Current time in Najin is now 08:52 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a 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, and Wangqing. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Wonsan . Where to go and what to see in Najin ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

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".

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 42.34 130.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 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

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 14 km 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.

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Located at 42.37 130.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Economy of North Korea, Special Economic Zones

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Najin