Ragwon County

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Ragwon County
락원군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 樂園郡
 • McCune–Reischauer Ragwŏn-gun
 • Revised Romanization Nagwon-gun
Location of Ragwon County
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 11 ri
Population (2008)
 • Total 60,700 [1]

Ragwon County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. Formerly known as T'oejo (퇴조), it was named in 1982 after Ragwon, paradise. It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south and east. Most of the county is mountainous. The highest point is Chonchubong (천주봉). The coastal area includes the islands such as Chonchodo (전초도) and Chintudo (진두도). Forestland occupies about 75% of the county's area.

The local economy is centered on fishing. Abalone are harvested abundantly from Ragwon Bay. The processing of marine goods is also a developed local business. Local agriculture is dominated by maize. There are also orchards and a small amount of heavy industry.

The Pyongna Line is the only railroad serving Ragwon.

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  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)

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