Tumen, Jilin

For other uses, see Tumen (disambiguation).
图们市 · 도문시
County-level city

Location in Jilin province

Coordinates: 42°58′N 129°51′E / 42.967°N 129.850°E / 42.967; 129.850Coordinates: 42°58′N 129°51′E / 42.967°N 129.850°E / 42.967; 129.850
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
Prefecture Yanbian
Seat Xiangshang Subdistrict
  Total 1,142.3 km2 (441.0 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
  Total 136,000
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 133100
Tumen, Jilin
Simplified Chinese 图们市
Traditional Chinese 圖們市
Chinese Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 도문시
South Korean name
Hangul 투먼 시

Tumen is a county-level city in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, eastern Jilin province, Northeast China. Of its 136,000 inhabitants, approximately 78,000 (or 57%) are of Korean descent. The two official languages are Chinese and Korean. Tumen is separated from Namyang of North Hamgyong province of North Korea by the Tumen River. Due to this proximity, many North Koreans escaping their country pass through Tumen. Tumen is also the location of a large detention center for captured North Koreans awaiting deportation. Tumen has two major food markets, the South Market and the North Market, where most of the residents purchase their food. Packaged foods and meats are usually sold inside the building, and vegetables are sold outside. There are six elementary schools, with three Korean schools, and three Chinese schools.

A riverfront promenade in the city has restaurants where patrons can gaze across the river into North Korea.[1]

Administrative Divisions

Tumen railway station

Tumen has 3 subdistricts and 4 towns.[2]



See also


  1. Onishi, Norimitsu, "Tension, Desperation: The China-North Korean Border", October 22, 2006. Information here comes from a one-paragraph caption ("The View from Prosperity") in the article's extensive illustration.
  2. "延边朝鲜族自治州-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). xzqh.org. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
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