Kangnyong County

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Kangnyong County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 康翎郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Kangnyŏng-gun
 • Revised Romanization Gangnyeong-gun
Location of Kangnyong County
Country North Korea
Province South Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 31 ri

Kangnyŏng County is a county in the South Hwanghae province of North Korea.


Kangnyŏng is bordered to the north by Pyŏksŏng, to the west by Ongjin, to the east by the Bay of Haeju and to the south by the Korea Bay. The county is situated on the western half of the Ongjin Peninsula, and most of the land is rocky and hilly with many coves and little flat land. There are also many islands in the seas surrounding the county, the largest being Sunwi-do, Ŏhwa-do, and the Suap Islands. The highest point is Mt. Ch'amnamu, at 286 meters.[1]

Kangnyŏng is famous for its seafaring bird populations, including the rare Red-crowned Crane. The county is the site of the large Kangnyong Crane Habitat, one of four designated breeding sites in North Korea, and Natural Monument #130.


Kangnyŏng county was created under the Yi dynasty. It was briefly merged into the newly formed Hwanghae District in 1895 during an experimental redistricting, but was restored to its previous form in 1896. In 1909, it was incorporated into Ongjin. It was again made an independent municipality in the 1952 redistricting changes and received its old name.


The county is served by a rail line, which stops at Singangryong, Kangnyong, Tungam, Hyangjuk, and Pupo Stations. The county also has a large road network.


Kangnyŏng is divided into one town (ŭp), one Worker's District (rodongjagu) and 31 villages (ri).[2]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Kangnyŏng Town 강령읍
Pup'o Worker's District 부포노동자구 勞動者
Hyangjuk-ri 향죽리 香竹
Inbong-ri 인봉리
Kŭmdong-ri 금동리
Kŭmjŏng-ri 금정리
Kwangch'ŏn-ri 광천리
Naedong-ri 내동리
Obong-ri 오봉리
Ŏhwado-ri 어화도리
Pongo-ri 봉오리
Pumin-ri 부민리 富民
P'yŏnghwa-ri 평화리 平和
Ryongyŏn-ri 룡연리
Sambong-ri 삼봉리
Sayon-ri 사연리
Sikyŏ-ri 식여리
Sinam-ri 신암리
Songhyŏn-ri 송현리
Ssanggyo-ri 쌍교리
Suap-ri 수압리
Sunwi-ri 순위리
Tonggang-ri 동강리
Tongp'o-ri 동포리
Tŭngam-ri 등암리

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cybernk.net/EV_CyberNKFile/image/Map/l_2136112.jpg
  2. ^ http://nk.joins.com/map/view.asp?idx=i106.htm