Sinhung County

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Sinhung County
신흥군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 新興郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Sinhŭng kun
 • Revised Romanization Sinheung-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 22 ri
Population (1987 est.)
 • Total 124,000

Sinhung County is a mountainous county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. It is traversed by the Hamgyong and Palbong ranges. The highest point is Chailbong. There are also lowland plains, where the temperatures are quite different from the mountains. The chief streams are the Sangchon and Pujon Rivers.

Agriculture dominates the local economy. In the mountain regions, the crops include oats, potatoes, millet, and barnyard millet. In the fertile areas in the south, rice is also grown. Lumbering and hydropower are also part of the local economy; relatively little mining takes place.

Sinhung is served by road and rail, and lies on the Sinhŭng Line railroad.

Ryu Kyong-su Tank Factory is located in the area.

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