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Map of North Pyongan showing the location of Kusong.
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 구성시
McCune–Reischauer Kusŏng si
Revised Romanization Guseong-si
Area 666.8 km2 (257.5 sq mi)
Administrative divisions 24 tong, 18 ri

Kusŏng is a city in central North Pyongan province, North Korea. It borders Taegwan to the north, Taechon to the east, Kwaksan and Chongju to the south, and Chonma to the north. The highest point is Chongryongsan (청룡산, 920 m). The year-round average temperature is 8.2 °C, with a January average of -9.6 °C and an August average of 23.3 °C. 1300 millimeters of rain fall in a typical year. 22% of the county's area is cultivated; 64% is forested.

Educational institutions located in Kusong include Kusong Mechanical College and Kusong Industrial College. Historical relics include the Koryo-dynasty Kuju Castle.



The city is divided into twenty-four neighborhoods (dong) and 18 villages (ri).


  • International Information Research Institute (국제정보연구소) (1999). "구성시". 北韓情報總覽 2000 [Bukhan jeongbo chong-ram 2000]. Seoul: Author. pp. 835–836.  

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