|• Revised Romanization||Gwaksan-gun|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 19 ri|
|• Total||374.5 km2 (144.6 sq mi)|
Kwaksan County is a kun, or county, in coastal southern North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. It faces the Yellow Sea to the south. By land, it is bordered by Kusŏng city in the north, Chŏngju in the east, and Sŏnch'ŏn in the west.
Numerous small rivers meet the sea in Kwaksan, including the Tongrae, Sasŏng, and Sach'ŏn (사천강). There are 15 islands off the coast, which measures 67 km in total. Forestland occupies 46.5% of the county's area, and is 80% pine; cultivated land occupies 30% of the area, and is 50% rice paddies.
The year-round average temperature is 9.2 °C, with a January mean of -8.2 °C and an August average of 23.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1380 mm.
The chief crops are rice, maize, apples, and peaches. Silkworms and livestock are also raised, and fishing also contributes to the local ecnonomy.
Places of Interest
The only institution of higher learning in the county is a technical school.
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