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|• McCune-Reischauer||Pukch'ŏng kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Bukcheong-gun|
|Province||South Hamgyong Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 38 ri|
|• Total||2,375 km2 (917 sq mi)|
It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south. Away from the coast, it is entirely mountainous. The Hamgyong Mountains traverse the county. The highest point is Komdoksan. Chief streams include the Namdaechon and Pochonchon (보천천). It has a relatively mild climate for the province.
Industry dominate the local economy, although orcharding and dry-field farming also play a role. Local crops include millet, barley, wheat, soybeans, maize, and rice. Rice production is confined to the valleys. In addition, there are livestock and silkworm farms.
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