Kosan County

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Kosan County
고산군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Kosan-gun
 • Revised Romanization Gosan-gun
Location of Kosan County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 24 ri

Kosan County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The county is largely mountainous. The central area forms a basin. The county's highest point is Chuaesan. Major streams include the Namdaech'ŏn, Ryongjiwŏnch'ŏn, and Namsanch'ŏn. There are a total of 13 reservoirs. Forestland makes up some 63.8% of the county's area.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Kosan county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 24 ri (villages):

  • Kosan-ŭp
  • Chuch'ŏl-li
  • Chukkŭm-ri
  • Haebang-ri
  • Hyŏnch'ang-ri
  • Kŭm-ri
  • Kŭmch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmp'ung-ri
  • Kuryŏng-ri
  • Kuŭp-ri
  • Kwangmyŏng-ri
  • Namsal-li
  • Pongryŏl-li
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • Ranjŏng-ri
  • Ryongjiwŏl-li
  • Ryongsa-ri
  • Sahyŏl-li
  • Sant'al-li
  • Sanyang-ri
  • Sinhyŏl-li
  • Sŏlbong-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Yŏnho-ri
  • Winam-ri

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Agriculture dominates local industry in Kosan, with crops including rice, maize, millet, wheat, barley, soybeans, and red beans. The region is particularly noted for its abundant production of fruit.

Mining[edit]

Mining is widely developed, exploiting the local deposits of gold, silver, copper, iron, limestone, lead, zinc, gypsum, and other minerals.

Transport[edit]

Kosan county is served by the Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway.

See also[edit]

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