Orang County

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Orang County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Ŏrang kun
 • Revised Romanization Eorang-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp;, 1 workers' district, 20 ri
 • Total 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 67,000

Orang County is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. It is situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). Originally part of Kyongsong county, Orang was created in 1952 following the division of Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The county is primarily mountainous, with many hills of more than 200 meters in height. However, there is a narrow plain along the coast. Approximately 85% of the county is forested. The highest peak is T'ugubong (Chosŏn'gŭl: 투구봉). There are various lakes including Changyŏn Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 장연호, Hancha: 長淵湖) and Mugye Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 무계호, Hancha: 武溪湖).


The local economy is dominated by agriculture and fishing, and is the chief center of rice production in North Hamgyong. In addition, pine mushrooms are grown there.


Orang lies on the Pyongra Line railroad. The only major road is the highway running between Chongjin and Kimchaek.

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