Songrim

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Songrim
송림시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Songrim-si
 • Revised Romanization Songrim-si
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Songrim
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Songrim
Songrim is located in North Korea
Songrim
Songrim
Map of North Korea showing the location of Songrim
Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645Coordinates: 38°45′15″N 125°38′42″E / 38.7542°N 125.645°E / 38.7542; 125.645
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 19 tong, 6 ri

Songrim (Korean pronunciation: [soŋ.ɾim]) is a city on the Taedong River in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It had a population of 100,000 in 1991.

Administrative divisions

Songrim is divided into 19 tong (neighbourhoods) and 6 ri (villages):

  • Chŏn-dong
  • Ch'ŏlsan-dong
  • Kkotp'in-dong
  • Negil-dong
  • Oryu-dong
  • Saemaŭl-dong
  • Saesallim 1-dong
  • Saesallim 2-dong
  • Saesallim 3-dong
  • Saesallim 4-dong
  • Samga-dong
  • Sap'o 1-dong
  • Sap'o 2-dong
  • Sinhŭng-dong
  • Sŏkt'ap-tong
  • Songsan-dong
  • Tongsong-dong
  • Un'gok-tong
  • Wŏlbong-dong
  • Masal-li
  • Sillyang-ri
  • Sinsŏng-ri
  • Sŏkt'al-li
  • Sŏsong-ri
  • Tangsal-li

History

The city was originally named Solme. Iron works began to be developed during the Japanese colonial period of Korea. Before Korean independence Songrim was known as Kyŏmip'o (Chosŏn'gŭl겸이포; Hancha).

It was bombed during the Korean War, later it was rebuilt.

Climate

Songrim has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).

Climate data for Songrim
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.7
(35.1)
7.6
(45.7)
15.7
(60.3)
21.6
(70.9)
25.9
(78.6)
28.2
(82.8)
28.4
(83.1)
24.4
(75.9)
18.3
(64.9)
9.6
(49.3)
1.4
(34.5)
15.2
(59.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.7
(36.9)
9.9
(49.8)
15.9
(60.6)
20.7
(69.3)
24.2
(75.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
12.5
(54.5)
4.6
(40.3)
−3.0
(26.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.2
(28)
4.2
(39.6)
10.3
(50.5)
15.6
(60.1)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68)
14.6
(58.3)
6.7
(44.1)
−0.4
(31.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
5.3
(41.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
15
(0.59)
25
(0.98)
37
(1.46)
79
(3.11)
101
(3.98)
292
(11.5)
190
(7.48)
102
(4.02)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.54)
17
(0.67)
947
(37.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

Further reading

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

References

  1. ^ "Climate: Songrim". Retrieved July 28, 2018. 

External links

  • City profile of Songrim


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