Nangnim Mountains

Nangnim Mountains

Korean  Nangnim-Sanmaek 

      mountain range stretching from north to south, west of the Kaema Highlands (q.v.), in central North Korea. The Nangnim Mountains form the watershed between Kwanbuk (the northeastern part of the Korean Peninsula) and Kwansŏ (the northwestern part). With average heights of approximately 5,000 feet (1,500 m), the Nangnim's peaks include Mount Maengba (7,421 feet), Sobaek (9,003 feet), Nangnim (7,165 feet), and Paek (6,152 feet). Three spurs, all more than 3,000 feet (900 m) high, stretch toward the southwest. The Taedong and the Ch'ŏngch'ŏn rivers originate in the Nangnim Mountains and flow with their tributaries between the spurs southwest to the Yellow Sea. Although the mountains are high enough to obstruct natural trade routes between the Kwanbuk and Kwansŏ areas, the regions are nevertheless connected by railways and roads.

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