North Pyongan Province
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North Pyongan Province is located in the north-west of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The region is bordered by South Pyongan to the south, Chagang to the east, the West Sea to the west and China to
the north across the Amnok river. The region similar to other northern
regions with most of its area covered with mountainous terrain.
The provincial capital is Sinuiju, the major port of entry and exit for
trade with China across the Sino-Korean friendship bridge. The city
is a centre of light industry in the DPRK and is of particular importance
to the country as most land-based international trade passes through
China and therefore passes through Sinuiju. Kusong is another city
in the region and is a centre for military industry.
On the west coast of the province is the Sohae Satellite launching
ground which was the location of the Kwangmyongsong-4
satellite launch in February 2016.
The far-east of the region, amidst the mountains, is the home of the
International Friendship Exhibition Centre; a large museum carved
into a mountain housing a plethora of gifts from foreign governments
and dignitaries to Marshall Kim Jong Un, General Kim Jong Il,
President Kim Il Sung or the Korean People. The
site is regularly visited as a tourist attraction.