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|• McCune-Reischauer||Kowŏn kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Gowon-gun|
Propaganda murals at the Kowon-ŭp, North Korea.
|Province||South Hamgyong Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 18 ri|
The highest point is Palbongsan. The western reaches of the county are high and mountainous, while the east is a low-lying plain. Major rivers and streams include the Chŏnt'an River (전탄강), Tŏkchi River (덕지강), Sabakch'ŏn (사박천), and the Kuryongch'ŏn (구룡천). 54% of the county's area is forested. The climate is generally continental, but is moderated by foehn winds blowing from the mountains. This makes it one of the warmer parts of the province.
Mining and manufacturing
There are deposits of limestone in the county, and mining and construction-materials manufacturing also contribute to the local economy.
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