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Pip'ahang Destination Guide

Delve into Pip'ahang in North Korea

Pip'ahang in the region of Najin Sŏnbong-si is located in North Korea - some 332 mi or ( 534 km ) North-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .

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Local time in Pip'ahang is now 04:46 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Wonsan, Hamhung, Vladivostok, Yangmulinzi, and Wangqing. While being here, you might want to check out Wonsan . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Pip'ahang ? 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".

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Located at 42.34 130.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 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 5 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 7 km away
Tags: Economy of North Korea, Special Economic Zones

Tumangang

Tumangang Workers' District is a town in Sonbong, Rason, North Korea. It is the closest town of North Korea to the border with Russia. Tumangang sits on the Tumen River, and across the river is the Russian settlement of Khasan and the Chinese settlement of Fangchuancun. A train connects Khasan with Tumangang and from there to Rason. A road also connects Tumangang and Sonbong.

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Located at 42.42 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Korea–Soviet Union relations, Neighbourhoods in North Korea, North Korea–Russia border crossings, Rason

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.

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Located at 42.45 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: Borders of Russia, Borders of the Soviet Union, North Korea–Russia border, North Korea–Russia relations