Sepo County

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Sepo County
세포군 · Sepo County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Sep'o-gun
 • Revised Romanization Sepo-gun
Location of Sepo County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwon Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 24 ri
 • Total 969 km2 (374 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 100,000

Sepo County is a kun, or county, in Kangwon province, North Korea. It was created as a separate entity following the division of Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The county is primarily mountainous, and is traversed by the Masingnyŏng and Kwangju ranges. There are numerous mountains outside of these two ranges as well. The chief streams include the Namdaechon, Yongjichon, and Komitanchon (고미탄천). 75% of the county's area is occupied by forestland.


Sepo is host to deposits of molybdenum, silver, zinc, and fluorite. Agriculture also contributes to the local economy; Sepo is particularly known for its radishes. In addition, livestock raising and orcharding play a role, and there is some small-scale manufacturing as well.


Sepo Chongnyon Station is the central railway station for Sepo County. It serves both the Kangwon Line and the Chongnyon Ichon Line.

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