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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of east-central North Korea northeast of Pyongyang. It is a textile center. Population: 840,000.

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  • proper n. the second largest city in North Korea.

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Examples

  • So, during the Six Year Plan, we must build a chicken-packing plant in every big city, such as Hamhung [them again] and Chongjin and in each of the provincial seats, towns and workers 'districts so that more chickens will be produced. "

    The Croydonian

  • He most recently served as chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Korean Workers 'Party and, in recent months, attended numerous public functions with Kim Jong Il, including a trip to the remote city of Hamhung and the opening of an indoor swimming pool in Pyongyang.

    North Korea's Kim Shakes Up Top Posts

  • KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Il attended the ceremony that celebrated the completion of a factory at the "February 8" Vinalon Complex in Hamhung city in South Hamgyong province in this photo released Saturday.

    Asia in Photos

  • Its aircraft had been assisting the defense of Wonsan in Korea when a flight of Red bombers based in Hamhung had attacked and sunk it.

    DBTL 28: Everyone Avoids Me Like a Cyclone Ranger

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): This is the center of Hamhung (ph) City, that's the station and that's the road to the market.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2006

  • And in Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of Kim's father, late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off toward Pyongyang.

    The Seattle Times

  • His obituary in state media called him the "illustrious commander born of Heaven," and on Wednesday, KCNA said a Manchurian crane spotted in the city of Hamhung circled a statue of Kim Il Sung for hours before dropping its head and taking off toward Pyongyang.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Paektu, Jong Il Peak and Tonghung Hill in Hamhung City where the statue of President Kim Il Sung is standing at a time when all Korean people are mourning the demise of leader Kim Jong Il in bitterest sorrow.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • His obituary in state media called him the "illustrious commander born of heaven," and on Wednesday, KCNA said a Manchurian crane spotted in the city of Hamhung circled a statue of Kim Il Sung for hours before dropping its head and taking off toward Pyongyang.

    The Seattle Times

  • Kim Hua, 45, from Hamhung, North Korea's second city, said barely one in 10 of its factories were working, exposing to the regime's indoctrinated subjects the absurdity of its claims to be creating a "prosperous nation".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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