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Nampo (nämˈpô) [key], formerly Chinnampo chĭn-nämˈpô, city (1993 pop. 731,448), W North Korea, on Korea Bay (or West Korea Bay). It is the port city for Pyongyang and is also a leading metallurgical center. Other industries include shipbuilding, glassmaking, and electrode manufacturing.

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