Chongpyong County

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Not to be confused with Cheongpyeong, a town in South Korea.
Chongpyong County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Chŏngp'yŏng kun
 • Revised Romanization Jeongpyeong-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 43 ri

Chongpyong County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. It borders South Pyongan province to the south, and the East Korea Bay to the east.

Physical features[edit]

The highest point is Noranbong. Most of the county's land is mountainous, but the southeast region is flat. The chief river is the Kumjin River. In the winter, its climate is continental and the weather is bitterly cold; however, the influence of the Rangrim Mountains makes Chongpyong's climate milder than that of the Yellow Sea coast.


Agriculture and fishery[edit]

Rice is cultivated on the level ground of the southeast, where the soil is fertile. Small amounts of other farming and orcharding also take place. Due to the county's coastal location, fishing is also practised.


Mining is a minor component of the local economy.


Railroads serving Chongpyong include the Wonsan Line and the Hamgyong Line (now Pyongra Line).

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