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W?nsan is a port city and naval base located in Kangw?n Province, North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on the Sea of Japan and the provincial capital. The port was opened by occupying Japanese forces in 1880. Before the 1950–1953 Korean War, it fell within the jurisdiction of the then South Hamgy?ng province, and during the war it was the location of the Blockade of W?nsan. The population of the city was estimated at 331,000 in 2000. Notable people from W?nsan include Kim Ki Nam, diplomat and Secretary of the Korean Workers' Party. The city has several major factories.