Pyonggang County

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To be distinguished from Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
Pyonggang County
평강군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer P'yŏnggang kun
 • Revised Romanization Pyeonggang-gun
Location of Pyonggang County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 30 ri
Area
 • Total 708 km2 (273 sq mi)
Population (1990 est.)
 • Total 100,800

Pyonggang County is a kun, or county, in Kangwon province, North Korea. It borders Sepo to the north, Chorwon to the south, Ichon to the west, and Changdo to the east.

Physical features[edit]

A portion of the county is occupied by the Yongam wetland, which also crosses into Chorwon. Most of the county's terrain is mountainous, although there a few small expanses of level ground. The Kwangju Mountains and Machonryong Mountains pass through Pyonggang. The region is prone to heavy rains.

Political history[edit]

The Pyonggang area was known as Puyang hyŏn during the Goguryeo period, and as Kangpyong (강평) under Silla. In the Goryeo Dynasty, it was included in Tongju (동주); in the Joseon Dynasty, it took its modern name.

On August 15, 1945, It includes 1 eup(Pyonggang), 6 myeon(Seo, Nam, Hyonnae, Mokjeon, Sepo, Yujin).

Economy[edit]

The county is well-suited to agriculture, and rice farming is especially developed. In addition, the mines of Pyonggang extract gold, tungsten, nepheline, zircon, alunite, and diatomaceous earth.

Transport[edit]

Pyonggang is served by road and rail, with the Kyongwon Line railroad and Kyongwon Highway both passing through the county. Pyonggang Station is on the Kangwon Line.

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