Pangyo County

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P'an'gyo County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer P'an'gyo-gun
 • Revised Romanization Pangyo-gun
Location of P'an'gyo County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 22 ri
 • Total 623 km2 (241 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 67,000

P'an'gyo County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. In December 1952, during the Korean War, P'an'gyo was formed as a separate county from five myŏn (Nagyang, Pangjang, P'an'gyo, Ryongp'o, Sannae) of Ichŏn-gun and Yujin-myŏn of P'yŏnggang-gun. Myŏn were administrative units below county (kun) level and are no longer used in North Korea.

Physical features[edit]

The land of P'an'gyo is predominantly mountainous, with the Ahobiryŏng Mountains (아호비령산맥; 阿虎飛嶺山脈) and Masingryŏng Mountains (마식령산맥; 馬息嶺山脈) both passing through the county. The highest point is Tongbaengnyŏnsan (동백년산). The county's chief stream is the Rimjin River. Approximately 88% of the county's area is forestland.

Administrative divisions[edit]

P'an'gyo county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 22 ri (villages):

  • P'an'gyo-ŭp
  • Chiha-ri
  • Chisang-ri
  • Ch'ŏnam-ri
  • Hasinwŏl-li
  • Kaeryŏl-li
  • Kubong-ri
  • Kudang-ri
  • Kŭmp'yŏng-ri
  • Kunhal-li
  • Kyŏngdo-ri
  • Myŏngdŏng-ri
  • P'unghyŏl-li
  • Riha-ri
  • Risang-ri
  • Ryongch'ŏl-li
  • Ryongdang-ri
  • Ryonghŭng-ri
  • Ryongji-ri
  • Ryongp'o-ri
  • Sadong-ri
  • Sangdu-ri
  • Sangsinwŏl-li



Agriculture is difficult due to the rugged terrain; however, crops are raised here including maize, potatoes, soybeans, wheat, and barley. Orcharding and livestock farming also play a role.


Mining is supported by local deposits of copper and nickel.


P'an'gyo county is served by roads and by several stations on the Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

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