Toksong County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Toksong County
덕성군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 德城郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Tŏksŏng kun
 • Revised Romanization Deokseong-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 24 ri

Toksong County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. It is largely mountainous, but the southern area is low-lying. The Pujonryong, Taedok, and Kodubong (거두봉) ranges pass through the county. The highest point is Huisabong. Major streams include the Kosochon (거서천), Konpachon (곤파천), and Tongpalryongchon (통팔령천).

Temperatures are typically quite low. About 89% of the county is forestland, of which some 70% is coniferous. Thanks to this, lumbering is an important local industry.

The local economy is centered on manufacturing, although agriculture also plays a role. Manufacturing accounts for 90% of local production. Local crops include maize, soybeans, and potatoes; these are chiefly grown along the valleys. There are also orchards and silkworm farms. Mining is supported by deposits of iron ore, gold, fluorspar, and magnetite. Hydroelectric power stations can also be found in the county.

Toksong is served by railroads including the Toksong Line.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]