Ichon County

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Ich'ŏn County
이천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Ich'ŏn-gun
 • Revised Romanization Icheon-gun
Location of Ich'ŏn County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 22 ri

Ich'ŏn County is a kun, or county, in northern Kangwŏn province, North Korea. The terrain is predominantly high and mountainous; the highest point is Myongidoksan, 1,585 meters above sea level. The county's borders run along the Masingryong and Ryongam ranges. The chief stream is the Rimjin River.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Ich'ŏn county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 22 ri (villages):

  • Ich'ŏn-ŭp
  • Changdong-ri
  • Changjae-ri
  • Ch'uktong-ri
  • Hakpong-ri
  • Hoesal-li
  • Kaech'ŏl-li
  • Kŏnsŏl-li
  • Mundong-ri
  • Murŭng-ri
  • Ohyŏl-li
  • Ryongjŏl-li
  • Sach'ŏng-ri
  • Sanch'am-ri
  • Sangha-ri
  • Sanji-ri
  • Simdong-ri
  • Sindang-ri
  • Sinhŭng-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Songjŏng-ri
  • Umi-ri
  • Ŭnhaengjŏng-ri

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Agriculture is limited to the low-lying regions. Sericulture (silk farming) is also practised. Due to the abundant woods, lumbering is also an important industry.

Mining[edit]

There are deposits of gold, asbestos, nickel and lead in the county.

Transport[edit]

Ich'ŏn is served by roads, and by the Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

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