Mount Chilbo

Biosphere Reserve Information

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

2014

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The Mount Chilbo is part of the Great Paektu Mountain Range, formed in the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula by fault movement and volcanic eruption during the late Neogene and early Quaternary period. The Mt. Chilbo Mountains embrace 700m to 1103m mountains forming a middle-altitudinal landscape whilst the Chilbo Stream flows through the Mt. Chilbo to the Korean Peninsula. Mount Chilbo holds enormous cultural heritage, notably through the Kaesim Temple with its thousand year old history (built in 826), and ten other State Natural Monuments. This covers an area of 50,340 hectares with its highest elevation above sea level being 1,103m and lowest at 13m. Among its primary targets for protection are the Tricholoma matsutake and its spectacular ecological environments.

Administrative Authorities

MAB National Committee, Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, National tourism administration, Ministry of Culture, State Academy of Sciences, North Hamgyong Province People’s Committee, Myongchon County People’s Committee.

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

DPRK MAB National Committee, Ryonmot dong, Sosong district, PO Box 355, Pyongyang, DPR Korea

850-2-18111 Ext 381-8544

Fax

850-2-381-2100/4410

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

40°57'00''N - 41°55'00''N

Longitude

129°24'00''E - 129°45'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

50,340

Core Area

2,930

Buffer Area

26,500

Transition Area

20,910

Map

Last updated: 2014

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