Ichon County

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Ichon County
이천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Ich'ŏn kun
 • Revised Romanization Icheon-gun
Location of Ichon County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 22 ri

Ichon County is a kun, or county, in northern Kangwon province, North Korea. The terrain is predominantly high and mountainous; the highest point is Myongidoksan, 1,585 meters above sea level. The county's borders run along the Masikryong and Ryongam ranges. The chief stream is the Rimjin River.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Agriculture is limited to the low-lying regions. Sericulture (silk farming) is also practised. Due to the abundant woods, lumbering is also an important industry.

Mining[edit]

There are deposits of gold, asbestos, nickel and lead in the county.

Transport[edit]

Ichon is served by both road and rail. Ichon Chongnyon Station is on the Chongnyon Ichon Line.

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