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Jangsusan Fold

Date: 25/11/2020 | Source: DPRK Today (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- Jangsusan Fold in the DPRK is a typical one showing the peculiarity and the outline of the Mesozoic tectonic movement in Korea.

The fold, situated in Pongo-ri of Jaeryong County, South Hwanghae Province, is a vast and elegant fan-shaped one rare to be seen in the world.

It covers an area of Jangsusan (Mt Jangsu) from 150 meters to 350 meters above the sea level and the width of its bottom is about 250 meters.

The fold is placed toward the northwest-southeast direction and its both sides slope toward the northeast-southwest direction.

Its geological features consist of rocks in the Proterozoic era.

It was registered as a natural monument in Juche 69 (1980) for its high academic significance.

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