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Chongjin (129.78E 41.78N), known as Seishin to the Japanese, was a sleepy fishing port until the Japanese decided that its proximity to the Mosan iron ore fields made it a natural site for heavy industrial development. It subsequently became the iron and steel center of Korea. Because there are no coal mines in close proximity, the Japanese built electric furnaces for production of high-grade steel, using the abundant hydroelectric power of the northern Korean peninsula.
The city was raided by B-29s of 313 Bombardment Wing during the last weeks of the war.
Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2013-12-30)
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