|• McCune-Reischauer||Kyŏngsŏng kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Gyeongseong-gun|
Map of North Hamgyong showing the location of Kyongsong
|Province||North Hamgyong Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 5 rodongjagu, 14 ri|
To the west and southwest, Kyŏngsŏng is flanked by mountains, while to the east it borders Kyŏngsŏng Bay in the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). In the coastal area a number of small plains are found, including Kyŏngsŏng Plain. Numerous small streams flow into the Sea of Japan, including the Kwangmoch'ŏn, Segolch'ŏn, Pokkokch'ŏn, and Och'onch'ŏn.
There are also numerous hot springs in the area. Eighty percent of the county is composed of mountain forests, of which 58.9% is evergreen and 39.9% is deciduous.
Due to its location on the East Sea, Kyŏngsŏng's climate is generally mild, but the region is prone to fog. The annual average temperature is 6.6 °C (43.9 °F), −8.2 °C (17.2 °F) in January and 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) in August. The average annual rainfall is 648 mm (25.5 in) along the coast, but 800 mm (31 in) in the west.
Agriculture and fishery
Rice farming is carried out in the eastern region of Kyŏngsŏng. In the orchards, pears are the predominant crop. Small-scale fishing is also carried out.
The area is known in North Korea as a center of ceramics manufacture.
Tourist attractions include Kyŏngsŏng Castle and Kyŏngsŏng Nammun.
- Kyongsong Industrial College (경성공업대학)
- Kyongsong College of Ceramics (경성도자기단과대학)
- Kyongsong Technical School of Medicine (경성의학전문학교)
Kyŏngsŏng lies on the Pyŏngra Line railroad.
The county is divided into one town (ŭp), five worker's districts ("rodongjagu"), and 15 villages (ri).
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