Yodok County

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Yodok County
요덕군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 耀德郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Yodŏk kun
 • Revised Romanization Yodeok-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 16 ri
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 33,000

Yodok County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. Originally part of Yonghung County, it became a separate entity as part of the 1952 reorganization of local government.

Physical features[edit]

Most of the county is mountainous. Yodok is traversed by the Rangrim and Puktaebong ranges. The chief river is the Ryonghung. The highest point is Raganbong. Roughly 90% of the county's area is forestland.

Economy[edit]

Due to the rugged terrain, agriculture is nearly impossible. However, a few farms are tucked into the mountains, harvesting maize, soybeans, millet, wheat and barley.

Transport[edit]

Also due to the mountains, Yodok is not connected to the rail grid. It is reachable only by road.[citation needed]

Camp[edit]

Yodok is the site of the Yodok concentration camp.

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Coordinates: 39°36′40″N 126°50′40″E / 39.61111°N 126.84444°E / 39.61111; 126.84444