Chonchon County

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This article is about the county in North Korea. For the mythological creature, see Chonchon. For other uses, see Chonchon (disambiguation).
Chonchon County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 前川郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Chŏnch'ŏn kun
 • Revised Romanization Jeoncheon-gun
Country North Korea
Province Chagang Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 5 workers' districts, 11 ri
 • Total 980 km2 (380 sq mi)
Population (1990 est.)
 • Total 100,000

Chŏnch'ŏn County is a kun, or county, in central Chagang province, North Korea. Originally part of Kanggye, it was made a separate county in 1949. The terrain is high and mountainous; the highest point is Sungjoksan, 1984 m above sea level. The Chogyuryong Mountains pass through the eastern part of the county.

A significant match factory is located in the county, as is North Korea's largest fir tree.

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Coordinates: 40°36′56″N 126°27′47″E / 40.6155°N 126.4630°E / 40.6155; 126.4630