Kumya County

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Kumya County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Kŭmya kun
 • Revised Romanization Geumya-gun
Kumya-ŭp, Kumya County
Kumya-ŭp, Kumya County
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 3 workers' districts, 55 ri

Kumya County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the east.

Physical features[edit]

To the west, there are high mountains but the eastern portion of the county is flat. The highest peak is Chongamsan (정암산). The chief river is the Ryonghung. Several islands are situated around the Songjon Bay (송전만). Forestland makes up about 30% of the county's area.


Agriculture and fishery[edit]

The chief form of agriculture in the county is rice cultivation. In addition, maize, soybeans, and wheat are produced; there are also orchards. There are no ports, although some fishing is done along the coast.

Mining and manufacturing[edit]

Machine industry has been well-developed in the region. There are also mines exploiting the local deposits of lignite, graphite, and gold.


The county is served by rail and road. Kumya Station is on the Pyongra Line railroad. The road system is well-developed, thanks to the level terrain.

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