List of cities in North Korea

Ten most populous cities of North Korea
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Administrative divisions of North Korea
Provincial level
( to)
Direct-administered city
(직할시 直轄市 chikhalsi)
Special city
(특별시 特別市 t'ŭkpyŏlsi)
Municipal level
Special-level city
(특급시 特級市 t'ŭkkŭpsi)
( si)
( kun)
(구역 區域 kuyŏk)
( ku)
(지구 地區 chigu)
Submunicipal level
( ŭp)
( tong)
( ri)
Workers' District
(로동자구 勞動者區 rodongjagu)

The important cities of North Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. Pyongyang, the largest city and capital, is classified as a chikhalsi (capital city), while one city (see the list below) is classified as t'ŭkpyŏlsi (special city). Other cities are classified as si (city) and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties (see Administrative divisions of North Korea).


   direct-administered city직할시直轄市1
   special city특별시特別市2
   special-level city특급시特級市1
Anju 안주시 安州市 South Pyongan 240,117 1987-08- 
Chongjin 청진시 清津市 North Hamgyong 667,929 1985- - 
Chongju 정주시 定州市 North Pyongan 189,742 1994- - 
Haeju 해주시 海州市 South Hwanghae 273,300 1945-09-02
Hamhung 함흥시 咸興市 South Hamgyong 768,551 1967- - 
Hoeryong 회령시 會寧市 North Hamgyong 153,532 1991-07-08
Huichon 희천시 熙川市 Chagang 168,180 1967- - 
Hyesan 혜산시 惠山市 Ryanggang 192,680 1954-10- 
Kaechon 개천시 价川市 South Pyongan 319,554 1990-08- 
Kaesong 개성특급시 開城特級市 none 308,440 2003-09- 
Kanggye 강계시 江界市 Chagang 251,971 1949-01- 
Kimchaek 김책시 金策市 North Hamgyong 207,299 1953- - 
Kusong 구성시 龜城市 North Pyongan 196,515 1967-10- 
Manpo 만포시 滿浦市 Chagang 116,760 1961-10- 
Munchon 문천시 文川市 Kangwon 122,934 1991-05- 
Nampo 남포특별시 南浦特別市 none 366,341 2011-02-15
Pyongsong 평성시 平城市 South Pyongan 284,386 1969- - 
Pyongyang 평양직할시 平壤直轄市 none 3,255,288 1946-09- 
Rason 라선특별시 羅先特別市 none 196,954 2010-01-05
Sariwon 사리원시 沙里院市 North Hwanghae 307,764 1947- - 
Sinpo 신포시 新浦市 South Hamgyong 152,759 1960- - 
Sinuiju 신의주시 新義州市 North Pyongan 359,341 1947- - 
Songrim 송림시 松林市 North Hwanghae 128,831 1947- - 
Sunchon 개천시 順川市 South Pyongan 297,317 1983-10- 
Tokchon 덕천시 德川市 South Pyongan 237,133 1986-06- 
Tanchon 단천시 端川市 South Hamgyong 345,876 1983- - 
Wonsan 원산시 元山市 Kangwon 363,127 1946-09- 

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