Hamju County

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Hamju County
함주군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Hamju kun
 • Revised Romanization Hamju-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 37 ri

Hamju County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The county's highest point is Norabong. The chief river is the Sangchon River (상천강). Aside from the coastal area, Hamju is mountainous throughout. It is cold, but is distinguished by the occurrence of foehn winds in the upland areas. Due to this, the climate is milder than the Yellow Sea coastal regions.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and fishery[edit]

In the level regions, a large amount of rice is produced. Most agriculture in the county is dry-field farming, with crops including Deccan millet, red beans, soybeans, potatoes, and vegetables. Silkworms and livestock are also widely raised, and fishing is carried out along the coast.

Mining[edit]

Mining also takes place, with deposits of iron ore, cuprite, and other minerals.

Transport[edit]

The Hamgyong Line (now Pyongra Line) and Hamnam Line[disambiguation needed] railroads pass through the county, as do various roads.

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