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Hamgyong Sanmaek

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPaektu-san (2744 m/9003 ft)
CountriesNorth Korea (80%), China (19%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesJilin (19%), Hamgyŏng-namdo (17%), Hamgyŏng-bukto (15%), Chagang-do (15%), Yanggang-do (12%), P’yŏngan-bukto (11%), P’yŏngan-namdo (9%), P’yŏngyang (1%), Namp’o (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area112,703 sq km / 43,515 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent490 km / 305 mi North-South
551 km / 342 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 53' N; 127° 36' E
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Map of Hamgyong Sanmaek
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Hamgyong Sanmaek.
Korea-Amur AreaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Bureiskiy-JagdyLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Xiao Hinggan LingLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern Manchuria RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Eastern Manchuria RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sikhote-AlinLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Hamgyong SanmaekLevel 3
         Taebaek SanmaeLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Hamgyong Sanmaek

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Paektu-san27449003 
2.Puksubaek-san25228274 
3.Yonhwa-san23107579 
4.Sobaek-san20146608 
5.Paegam-san19236309 
6.Myohyang-san19096263 
7.Zengfeng Shan16775502 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Hamgyong Sanmaek

Paektu-san
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The summit crater rim of Paektu-san, near the China-North Korea border (2011-09-10). Photo by Lars Holme.
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