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, 2 workers' district, 42 ri

Chŏngp'yŏng County is a county in South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It borders South P'yŏngan 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 Chŏngp'yŏng's climate milder than that of the Yellow Sea coast.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Chŏngp'yong county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 2 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 42 ri (villages):

  • Chŏngp'yong-ŭp
  • Sinsang-rodongjagu
  • Yonghŭng-rodongjagu
  • Changch'ŏl-li
  • Changdong-ri
  • Changhŭng-ri
  • Choyang-ri
  • Chungp'yŏng-ri
  • Ch'angsil-li
  • Ch'owŏl-li
  • Hanam-ri
  • Hojung-ri
  • Honam-ri
  • Hwadong-ri
  • Hyangdong-ri
  • Kuch'ang-ri
  • Kuŭp-ri
  • Kuyang-ri
  • Kwanghŭng-ri
  • Kwanp'yŏng-ri
  • Munbong-ri
  • Munch'ang-ri
  • Munhŭng-ri
  • Naedong-ri
  • Namch'ang-ri
  • Pokhŭng-ri
  • Pongdae-ri
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • P'ungyang-ri
  • Ryulsŏng-ri
  • Samdo-ri
  • Sasu-ri
  • Sinch'ŏl-li
  • Sinp'ung-ri
  • Sinp'yŏng-ri
  • Sinsŏng-ri
  • Sŏgyŏng-ri
  • Sŏndŏng-ri
  • Taho-ri
  • Toksal-li
  • Tongch'ŏl-li
  • Tongha-ri
  • Tongho-ri
  • T'aeyang-ri


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.


Chŏngp'yŏng county is served by the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway.

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