Pangyo County

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Pangyo County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer P'an'gyo kun
 • Revised Romanization Pangyogun
Location of Pangyo County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 22 ri
 • Total 623 km2 (241 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 67,000

P'an'gyo County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. In December 1952, during the Korean War, P'an'gyo was formed as a separate county from five myŏn (Nagyang, Pangjang, P'an'gyo, Ryongp'o, Sannae) of Ichŏn-gun and Yujin-myŏn of P'yŏnggang-gun. Myŏn were administrative units below county (kun) level and are no longer used in North Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The land of P'an'gyo is predominantly mountainous, with the Ahobiryŏng Mountains (아호비령산맥; 阿虎飛嶺山脈) and Masingryŏng Mountains (마식령산맥; 馬息嶺山脈) both passing through the county. The highest point is Tongbaengnyŏnsan (동백년산). The county's chief stream is the Rimjin River. Approximately 88% of the county's area is forestland.



Agriculture is difficult due to the rugged terrain; however, crops are raised here including maize, potatoes, soybeans, wheat, and barley. Orcharding and livestock farming also play a role.


Mining is supported by local deposits of copper and nickel.


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

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