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Haeju is a city located in South Hwanghae Province near Haeju Bay in North Koreamarker. It is the administrative centre of South Hwanghae Province. As of 2000, the population of the city is estimated to be 236,000. At the beginning of 20th century, it became a strategic port in Sino-Korean trade. Haeju has chemical-related enterprises and a cement factory.

As for famous people from the region, An Jung-geun and Kim Gu were born in Haeju.

Famous tourist attractions:

Neighboring scenic spots include:

It is also home to Haeju University of Education, Haeju College of Art, and Kim Je Won Haeju University of Agriculture.

Haeju Special Economic Zone

Haeju Special Economic Zone was announced in the Second Inter-Korean Summit meeting between the South Korean president Roh Moo-Hyun and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. It is to be a Special Economic Zone centered around the Haeju port. The zone will consist of 16.5 km2 of development and the expansion of the Haeju port. This project is estimated to the cost over US$4.5 billion. This economic agreement between South Koreamarker and North Koreamarker will allow trade between the port of Incheonmarker and the port of Haeju. This trade between the two ports have been proposed before due their proximity (20km) but was refused by the North Koreamarker due to the strategic importance of Haeju port to the North Korean Navy.

Transportation

Haeju has a military and civilian dual purposes air station (HAE), with a 12/30 runway. (Haeju Airport). Haeju also has one of the major economic and military ports in North Koreamarker.

Media

The Korean Central Broadcasting Station airs on AM 1080 kHz using a 1.5-megawatt mediumwave transmitter.

See also

  • North Korea Uncovered (Google Earth), see the geographical locations of many of Haeju's cultural locations including Mt. Suyang Fort and Mt. Suyang Falls, as well as Haeju's railway, industrial, and commercial infrastructure on Google Earth."



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