Kujang County

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Kujang County
구장군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hanja
 • McCune–Reischauer Kujang-gun
 • Revised Romanization Gujang-gun
Location of Kujang County
Country North Korea
Region North Pyongan Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 5 rodongjagu, 22 ri
Area
 • Total 584 km2 (225 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 139,337

Kujang County is a kun, or county, in southeastern North Pyongan Province, North Korea. It was created in 1952 from part of Nyongbyon County, as part of a nationwide reorganization of local government. It borders Nyongbyon on the west, Hyangsan and Unsan on the north, Nyongwon on the east, and Kaechon and Tokchon cities to the south.

The Myohyang Mountains stretch across the eastern part of Kujang. The highest point is Kalbong (칼봉, 1530 m) in the north. The Chongchon River flows through the center of the county, and the Kuryong River flows along its western flank. The average annual temperature is 8.4 °C, with a January mean of -10.4 °C and an August mean of 24.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1300 mm, making for a comparatively cool and wet climate. Due to the mountainous terrain, only 17% of the county's land is cultivated, while 74% is occupied by forestland.

Zinc, coal, and mica are mined in the district. Factories produce cement and rail cars. The Manp'o, P'yŏngdŏk and Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'arwŏn railroad lines intersect in Kujang, along with various spur lines serving the county's mines. There is also a road grid.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kujang-gun is divided into 1 town (ŭp), 5 workers' districts (rodongjagu) and 22 villages (ri).

Chosŏn'gŭl Hanja
Kujang-ŭp 구장읍 球場邑
Ryongch'ŏl-rodongjagu 룡철노동자구 龍鐵勞動者區
Tŭngnip-rodongjagu 등립구 登立區
Ryongdŭng-rodongjagu 룡등노동자구 龍登勞動者區
Ryongmun-rodongjagu 룡문노동자구 龍門勞動者區
Ryongsu-rodongjagu 룡수노동자구 龍水勞動者區
Sugu-ri 수구리 水口里
Ryongyŏl-li 룡연리 龍淵里
Sinhŭng-ni 신흥리 新興里
Unhŭng-ni 운흥리 雲興里
Somil-li 소민리 蘇民里
Kwisang-ni 귀상리 貴祥里
Sangi-ri 상이리 上耳里
Ullyong-ni 운룡리 雲龍里
Songo-ri 송호리 松湖里
Muksi-ri 묵시리 墨時里
Sangch'o-ri 상초리 上草里
Hach'o-ri 하초리 下草里
Uhyŏl-li 우현리 牛峴里
Taep'ung-ni 대풍리 大豊里
Chosal-li 조산리 造山里
Kaehwa-ri 개화리 開華里
Togwal-li 도관리 都館里
Hajang-ni 하장리 下長里
Sanggu-ri 상구리 上九里
Sao-ri 사오리 沙烏里
Sambong-ni 삼봉리 三峰里
Chungch'o-ri 중초리 中草里

References[edit]

  • International Information Research Institute (국제정보연구소) (1999). "구장군". 北韓情報總覽 2000 [Bukhan jeongbo chong-ram 2000]. Seoul: Author. p. 842. 
  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)

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Coordinates: 39°52′02″N 126°01′41″E / 39.86722°N 126.02806°E / 39.86722; 126.02806