As part of his monthly Patreon rewards, a supporter began asking me to create exclusive, short reports on North Korean county seats. So far, over 34 individual counties/cities have been analyzed and two more are done each month.
With his generous permission, I will now be able to provide these to the public and I will be listing PDF versions on this page as time goes on.
Each report consists of a brief description and history of the city, discusses their economies and any changes in recent years, and notes the military situation of each city. They're typically 2-3 pages long and include satellite images annotated by me. They are based on publicly available information and data from the AccessDPRK 2021 Pro Map.
The public reports will be lightly edited for tone and to give additional references when needed.
These are listed by their original publication date.
Kyongwon, N. Hamgyong - April 2020, 2 pages
Cholsan, N. Pyongan - June 2020, 3 pages
Onsong, N. Hamgyong - June 2020, 2 pages
Hyesan, Ryanggang - July 2020, 3 pages
Musan, N. Hamgyong - July 2020 - 3 pages
Yonsa, N. Hamgyong - August 2020 - 2 pages
Komusan, N. Hamgyong - August 2020 - 3 pages
Rangrim, Chagang - September 2020 - 2 pages
Kapsan, Ryanggang - September 2020 - 3 pages
Ongjin, N. Hwanghae - October 2020 - 3 pages
Unpa, N. Hwanghae - October 2020 - 3 pages
Kyongsong, N. Hamgyong - November 2020 - 5 pages
Puryong, N. Hamgyong - November 2020 - 3 pages
Hwadae, N. Hamgyong - December 2020 - 3 pages
Myongchon, N. Hamgyong - December 2020 - 3 pages
Rajin, Rason - January 2021 - 4 pages
Songbon, Rason - January 2021 - 3 pages
Kilju, N. Hamgyong - February 2021 - 5 pages
Orang, N. Hamgyong - February 2021 - 3 pages
Hamhung & Chongjin (comparison) - March 2021 - 8 pages
Kimchaek, N. Hamgyong - April 2021 - 3 pages
Hoeryong, N. Hamgyong - April 2021 - 4 pages
Kimhyongwon, Ryanggang - May 2021 - 3 pages
Kimjongsuk, Ryanggang - June 2021 - 2 pages
Kimhyongjik, Ryanggang - June 2021 - 4 pages
Paegam, Ryanggang - July 2021 - 3 pages
Pochon, Ryanggang - July 2021 - 3 pages