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Nampo (North Korean official spelling: Nampho; pronounced [nam. pʰo]), also spelled Namp'o, is a city and seaport in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth. Formerly known as Chinnamp'o, it was a provincial-level "Directly Governed City" ("Chikhalsi") from 1980 to 2004, and was designated a "Special City" ("T'ŭkgŭpsi"; tŭkpyŏlsi; 특별시; 特別市) in 2010, and made a part of South P'yŏngan.

Namp'o is approximately 50 km southwest of P'yŏngyang, at the mouth of the Taedong River. Namp'o was originally a small fishing village that became a port for foreign trade in 1897, developing into a modern port in 1945 after World War II. With the rapid increase in state investment, the city's industrial capacity grew. Some of the city's industrial facilities include the city's Smelter Complex, Glass Corporation, Shipbuilding Complex, Fishery Complex, and other central and local factories. Namp'o is a center for the DPRK shipbuilding industry. North of the city are facilities for freight transportation, aquatic products, and fishery, and a sea salt factory. Apples grown in the city's Ryonggang district (룡강군) are a famous local product. Namp'o is divided into 5 kuyŏk and 2 kun, which are in turn subdivided into tong and ri:The Youth Hero Motorway connects Namp'o to P'yŏngyang.

Country:
North Korea
Region:
Asia
Population:
370,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
1 Mbps
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Power:
115V230V60Hz50Hz
Ambulance:
119, 911
Fire department:
119, 911
Police:
112

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