Kumchon County

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Kumchon County
금천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 金川郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Kŭmch'ŏn-gun
 • Revised Romanization Geumcheon-gun
Location of Kumchon County
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 14 ri
Population (2008)
 • Total 68,216

Kŭmch'ŏn County is a county in North Hwanghae province, North Korea. It has a population of 68,216.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kumchon is bordered to the west by Kaesong, to the south by Kaepung, to the northwest by Tosan, and to the north by Mt. Pakbong (562 m) and Singye county. It is bordered to the east by the Ryesong River, Pyongsan, and Pongchon county (in South Hwanghae). According to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, it has a population of 3,255,388.[1]

Climate[edit]

Kumchon had a fairly severe climate, with an average temperature of 10.2 degrees. Inland, the average January temperature is -7 degrees, while the average August temperature is 25.6 degrees. The county receives an average of 1,100 mm of rain per year.

Transportation[edit]

The county is served by the Pyongbu Railway Line, which stops in at Kumchon Station. There is also a highway which runs through Kŭmch'ŏn-ŭp.

Divisions[edit]

The county is divided into one town (ŭp) and 14 villages (ri).[2]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Kŭmch'ŏn-ŭp 금천읍
Hyŏnnae-ri 현내리
Kangbuk-ri 강북리
Kangnam-ri 강남리
Kyejŏng-ri 계정리
Munmyŏng-ri 문명리
Namjŏng-ri 남정리
Paekma-ri 백마리 白馬里
Paekyang-ri 백양리 白陽里
Ryanghap-ri 량합리
Ryongsŏng-ri 룡성리
Singang-ri 신강리
Tŏksan-ri 덕산리
Wŏlam-ri 월암리
Wŏnmyŏng-ri 원명리

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b national census report.pdf United Nations Statistics Division; 2008 Census of Population of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducted on 1–15 October 2008 (pdf-file) Retrieved on 2009-03-01.
  2. ^ http://nk.joins.com/map/i138.htm

Coordinates: 38°09′40″N 126°28′34″E / 38.16111°N 126.47611°E / 38.16111; 126.47611