Pukchong County

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Pukchong County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 北靑郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Pukch'ŏng kun
 • Revised Romanization Bukcheong-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 38 ri
 • Total 2,375 km2 (917 sq mi)

Pukchong County is a county in eastern South Hamgyong province, North Korea. It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south. Away from the coast, it is entirely mountainous. The Hamgyong Mountains traverse the county. The highest point is Komdoksan. Chief streams include the Namdaechon and Pochonchon (보천천). It has a relatively mild climate for the province.

Industry dominate the local economy, although orcharding and dry-field farming also play a role. Local crops include millet, barley, wheat, soybeans, maize, and rice. Rice production is confined to the valleys. In addition, there are livestock and silkworm farms.

Railroads passing through Pukchong include the Toksong Line and Pyongra Line. The county is also served by roads.

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