|• McCune-Reischauer||T'ongch'ŏn kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Tongcheon-gun|
A view of downtown Tongchon-ŭp, North Korea.
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 30 ri|
|Population (1990 est.)|
Tongchon County is a kun, or county, in Kangwon province, North Korea. It abuts the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the north and east. Famous people from Tongchon include former Hyundai chairman Chung Ju-yung, who is believed to have been born there.
The terrain is mountainous in the west, sloping down to the coastal plains (including the Tongchon Plain and Hupkok Plain) in the east. The plains are used for rice cultivation. The area is prone to fog. As elsewhere along the Kangwon coast, there are various lagoons.
Due to the extensive plains, agriculture is a major local industry; in addition to rice, the county produces barley, wheat, oats, millet, maize, soybeans, and potatoes. Lumbering and fishing also play a role.
A highway runs along the coastline.
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