Anak County

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Anak County
안악군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 安岳郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Anak-gun
 • Revised Romanization Anak-gun
Location of Anak County
Country North Korea
Province South Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 26 ri

Anak County is a county in South Hwanghae province, North Korea.

Geography[edit]

Anak is bordered to the east by Chaeryŏng, to the south by Sinch'ŏn, to the west by Samch'ŏn and Ŭnryul and to the north by Ŭnch'ŏn. Anak is generally flat, though it becomes more mountainous to the west. The highest point is Mt. Kuwŏl, at 954 meters.[1]

Anak is very famous for its Koguryo-era tombs, the most famous of which is Anak Tomb No. 3. All of them are registered as part of the Complex of Koguryo Tombs UNESCO World Heritage Site. The county is also home to the famous Wŏljŏngsa Buddhist temple, founded in 846.

History[edit]

Anak County was first conquered by the kingdom of Koguryo in 757. Koryo dynasty named the area occupied by Sinch'ŏn as Sinju. Chaeryŏng was briefly merged into the newly formed Hwanghae District in 1895 during an experimental redistricting, but was restored to its previous form in 1896. The county's current form was settled in the 1952 redistricting changes, in which its northern part was split to form Ŭnch'ŏn county.

Transportation[edit]

The county is accessible only by road.

Divisions[edit]

The county is divided into one town (ŭp) and 26 villages (ri).[2]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Anak Town 안악읍
Hanwŏl-ri 한월리
Kangsan-ri 강산리 江山
Kulsan-ri 굴산리
Kŭmgang-ri 금강리 金岡
Kuwa-ri 구와리
Kyŏngji-ri 경지리 境地
Mamyŏng-ri 마명리
Namjŏng-ri 남정리
Oguk-ri 오국리
Omgot-ri 엄곳리
P'aeyŏp-ri 패엽리
P'anryuk-ri 판륙리
Poksa-ri 복사리
Pongsŏng-ri 봉성리
P'yŏngjŏng-ri 평정리
Roam-ri 로암리
Ryongsan-ri 룡산리
Sinch'on-ri 신촌리
Taech'u-ri 대추리
Tŏksŏng-ri 덕성리
Wŏljŏng-ri 월정리
Wŏlji-ri 월지리
Wŏlsan-ri 월산리
Wŏnryong-ri 원룡리
Yŏndŭng-ri 연등리
Yusŏng-ri 유성리

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cybernk.net/EV_CyberNKFile/image/Map/l_2136122.jpg
  2. ^ http://nk.joins.com/map/view.asp?idx=i116.htm