September 27, 2023

Analysis: Tracking Kim Jong Un’s east coast tour

Kim Jong un completes largest tour outside of Pyongyang since inheriting power from the late Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Un has recently wrapped up a tour of the east coast that represents the greatest length of time that the new leader has spent outside of the capital since inheriting power from his father. Below I offer satellite images of all the guidance destinations to give a sense of the areas he has visited. The satellite imagery matches the footage broadcast by the North Korean media.

On May 25th, KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un visited the Combined Foodstuff-processing Factory under KPA Unit 534 and the Supply Base of KPA Unit 639 on the east coast. These facilities are located next to each other in Muchon County, just north of Wonsan: