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Discover Insan in North Korea

Insan in the region of North Korea (general) is a place located in North Korea - some 84 mi or ( 136 km ) North-West of Pyongyang , the country's capital .

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Local time in Insan is now 12:32 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Daejeon, Daegu, Seoul, Incheon, and Yulsan. When in this area, you might want to check out Daejeon . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Insan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Sohae Satellite Launching Station

Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Chosŏn'gŭl: 서해위성발사장; Hancha: 西海衛星發射場; MR: Sohae Wisŏng Palsajang, also known as Tongch'ang-dong Space Launch Center and Pongdong-ri) is a rocket launching site in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. The base is located among hills close to the northern border with China. The spaceport was built on the site of the village Pongdong-ri which was displaced during construction.

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Located at 39.77 124.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Military of North Korea, Nuclear program of North Korea, Rocket launch sites, Space program of North Korea

Ryongchon County

Ryongch'ŏn County is a kun (county) in North P'yǒngan Province, North Korea, at the mouth of the Yalu River. The county seat is Ryongchŏn-ŭp, about 20 kilometers from the border with China. The area has a reported population of 27,000 and is a center of chemical and metalworking production.

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Located at 39.98 124.47 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Counties of North Pyongan, Ryongchon

Ryongchon disaster

The Ryongchŏn disaster was a train disaster that occurred in the town of Ryongchŏn, North Korea, near the border with the People's Republic of China on April 22, 2004, at 39 58' 58.60"N 124 27' 32.18"E. The disaster occurred when flammable cargo exploded at Ryongchon Station at around 13:00 local time. The news was released by South Korean media outlets, which reported that up to 3,000 people had been killed or injured in the blast and subsequent fires.

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Located at 39.98 124.46 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: 2004 in North Korea, 21st-century explosions, Explosions in North Korea, Railway accidents in 2004, Railway accidents in North Korea, Ryongchon

Pansong archipelago

The Pansŏng Archipelago is a chain of islands located off the coast of Cholsan county, North Korea. The chain includes North Korea's largest island, Sinmi-do.

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Located at 39.69 124.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Islands of Korea, North Pyongan

Kwangmyŏngsŏng program

The Kwangmyŏngsŏng programme is a class of experimental satellites developed by North Korea. The name Kwangmyŏngsŏng (광명성 is from a Chinese-language poem by Kim Il-sung. The first class of satellite built by Korea, the program started in the 1980s. There appear to have been four launch attempts.

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Located at 39.66 124.71 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: 1998 in North Korea, 1998 in spaceflight, Space program of North Korea