Pochon County

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This article is about the county in North Korea. For the city in South Korea, see Pocheon.
Poch'ŏn County
보천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Poch'ŏn-gun
 • Revised Romanization Bocheon-gun
Location of Poch'ŏn County
Country North Korea
Province Ryanggang
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 17 ri

Poch'ŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. It looks westward across the Amrok River at China.

Geography[edit]

The Masingryong Mountains pass through the county, which slopes downward gradually to the west. The county sits atop the Paektu Plateau, with the mountains rising to only a small relative height. The highest peak is Namp'ot'aesan (남포태산). There are numerous streams, of which the chief is the Karimch'ŏn. Some 83% of the county's area is taken up by forestland. The temperatures are quite cold.

Economy[edit]

The predominant local industry is logging. There are also deposits of magnetite, alunite, and obsidian. Poch'ŏn's farms produce potatoes, wheat and barley, among other crops; orchards and livestock farms are also found.

Transportation[edit]

Poch'ŏn is served by the Samjiyŏn and Poch'ŏn (Paektusan Rimch'ŏl) lines of the Korean State Railway, and also by roads.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Pochon-gun is divided into 1 up (town), 2 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 17 ri (villages):

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Poch'ŏn-ŭp 보천읍 普天邑
Taejil-lodongjagu 대진로동자구 大鎭勞動者區
Taep'yŏng-rodongjagu 대평로동자구 大坪勞動者區
Ch'ŏngrim-ri 청림리 靑林里
Hosal-li 호산리 虎山里
Hŭngsŏng-ri 흥성리 興成里
Hwajŏl-li 화전리 樺田里
Kasal-li 가산리 佳山里
Mun'am-ri 문암리 門岩里
Naegong-ri 내곡리 內曲里
Paekcha-ri 백자리 柏子里
Pohŭng-ri 보흥리 保興里
Ryongdŏng-ri 룡덕리 龍德里
Sangryong-ri 상룡리 上龍里
Sinhŭng-ri 신흥리 新興里
Songbong-ri 송봉리 松峰里
Taehŭng-ri 대흥리 大興里
Taesil-li 대신리 大新里
Ŭihwa-ri 의화리 儀化里
Unnam-ri 운남리 雲南里

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