Paegam County

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Paegam County
백암군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Paegam-gun
 • Revised Romanization Baegam-gun
Location of Paegam County
Country North Korea
Province Ryanggang
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 19 workers' districts, 4 ri

Paegam County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang province, North Korea.

Geography[edit]

The terrain is mountainous, as Paegam lies atop the Paektu Plateau, site of Korea's highest mountains. The Hamgyŏng and Machŏllyŏng ranges pass through the county; the highest point is Kwesangbong. There are many streams; the chief of these is the Sodusu (서두수). There are also wetlands; ome 91% of the county's area is forestland.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Paegam county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 19 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 4 ri (villages):

  • Paegam-ŭp (백암읍/白岩邑)
  • Chŭngsal-lodongjagu (증산로동자구/甑山勞動者區)
  • Ch'ŏngbong-rodongjagu (청봉로동자구/靑峰勞動者區)
  • Ch'ŏnsu-rodongjagu (천수로동자구/天水勞動者區)
  • Kwangdŏng-rodongjagu (광덕로동자구/廣德勞動者區)
  • Okch'ŏl-lodongjagu (옥천로동자구/玉川勞動者區)
  • Paegam-rodongjagu (백암로동자구/白岩勞動者區)
  • Pakch'ŏl-lodongjagu (박천로동자구/博川勞動者區)
  • Puhŭng-rodongjagu (부흥로동자구/復興勞動者區)
  • Samsup'yŏng-rodonjagu (삼수평로동자구/三水坪勞動者區)
  • Sanyang-rodongjagu (산양로동자구/山羊勞動者區)
  • Sebong-rodongjagu (세봉로동자구/세봉勞動者區)
  • Taet'aeng-rodongjagu (대택로동자구/大澤勞動者區)
  • Tonggye-rodongjagu (동계로동자구/東溪勞動者區)
  • Tŏngrim-rodongjagu (덕립로동자구/德立勞動者區)
  • Ŭndŏng-rodongjagu (은덕로동자구/恩德勞動者區)
  • Wŏnbong-rodongjagu (원봉로동자구/円峰勞動者區)
  • Yanghŭng-rodongjagu (양흥로동자구/陽興勞動者區)
  • Yŏlwŏlsib'o-rodongjagu (October 15 Workers' District) (10월15일로동자구/10月15日勞動者區)
  • Yup'yŏng-rodongjagu (유평로동자구/楡坪勞動者區)
  • Hwangt'o-ri (황토리/黃土里)
  • Sangdam-ri (상담리/上潭里)
  • Sŏdu-ri (서두리/西頭里)
  • Yanggong-ri (양곡리/陽谷里)

Climate[edit]

Due to its inland location, the county has a severely cold continental climate. Paegam also has the highest wind speeds of any district in North Korea.

Economy[edit]

Mining and logging are important local industries. Mineral resources in the county include magnesite, alunite, kaolinite, copper, dolomite, tungsten, lead, zinc, gold and peat. Agriculture also plays a role, although only 4% of the county's land is cultivated. Local crops include wheat, barley, potatoes and soybeans. Livestock are also raised.

Transportation[edit]

Paegam is connected to the national road and rail grids; the Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn and Paengmu lines of the Korean State Railway pass through the county.

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