As the seat of South Hamgyong Province, Hamhung is one of the major industrial cities as well as a port city.
It is 313 km away from Pyongyang.
It has large-scale chemical, machine and textile factories and Hungnam Port. It has a lot of places with historical relics and living monuments.
The average annual temperature is 9.4℃ and the average annual precipitation is 934 mm.