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An'gwang-ch'on Destination Guide

Delve into An'gwang-ch'on in North Korea

An'gwang-ch'on in the region of P'yŏngan-bukto is a city in North Korea - some 45 mi or ( 72 km ) North-West of Pyongyang , the country's capital .

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Current time in An'gwang-ch'on is now 04:24 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Daejeon, Daegu, Seoul, Incheon, and Yung-ni. While being here, make sure to check out Daejeon . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in An'gwang-ch'on ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Koup Station

Koup Station is a railway station in Chŏngju, North Korea. It is located on the Pyongui Line, which was formed from part of the Gyeongui Line to accommodate the shift of the capital from Seoul to Pyongyang. It was originally opened by the Japanese as Koyū Station.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.61 125.31 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Railway stations in North Korea

Chongju

Chongju (also Jongju) is a si, or city, in southern North Pyongan province, North Korea. Prior to 1994, it was designated as a kun or county. The terrain is mostly level, but mountainous in the north. To the south lies the Chongju Plain, where the hills do not rise above 200 metres. Chongju also includes approximately 10 islands in the Yellow Sea. Some 40 percent of Chongju is covered by coniferous forestland.

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Located at 39.65 125.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Cities in North Pyongan

Battle of Chongju (1950)

The Battle of Chongju (29–30 October 1950) took place during the United Nations (UN) offensive towards the Yalu River, which followed the North Korean invasion of South Korea at the start of the Korean War. The battle was fought between Australian forces from 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) and the 17th Tank Brigade of the Korean People's Army for control of Chongju, North Korea and the surrounding area.

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Located at 39.65 125.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: 1950 in Korea, Battles involving North Korea, Battles of the Korean War, Battles of the Korean War involving Australia, Battles of the Korean War involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the Korean War involving the United States, Conflicts in 1950

Chongju Chongnyon Station

Chongju Chongnyon Station is a railway station in Chŏngju, North Korea. It is located on the Pyongui Line, which was formed from part of the Gyeongui Line to accommodate the shift of the capital from Seoul to Pyongyang. It was originally opened by the Japanese as Teishū Station.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.69 125.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Railway stations in North Korea

Battle of Yongju

The Battle of Yongju (21–22 October 1950), also known as the Battle of the Apple Orchard, took place as part of the United Nations (UN) offensive towards the Yalu River, against the North Korean forces which had invaded South Korea during the Korean War. The battle was fought between the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade and the North Korean 239th Regiment which was encircled east of Yongju, where it was attacking the US 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (US 187 RCT).

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Located at 39.47 125.48 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: 1950 in Korea, Battles involving North Korea, Battles of the Korean War, Battles of the Korean War involving Australia, Battles of the Korean War involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the Korean War involving the United States, Conflicts in 1950